You may sometimes have a match who will ask for your email, phone number, or to add you on social media. It’s best to stay away from this – safe dating websites offer protective measures to help prevent scams, and talking outside of that takes you away from those precautions. While asking for your contact info is usually harmless, politely tell them that you’re more comfortable chatting on the website for now and consider sharing those details after you’ve met in person.
Safe dating is the act of using caution and discretion in selecting a person to spend intimate time with to explore a friendship or committed relationship. The word "safe" is used due to cases of date rape, abuse, robbery and murders that have happened on blind dates or with two strangers who decide to meet and enjoy time together. Safe dating includes protecting your personal safety, collecting information about your date and keeping a friend or associate informed of the plans for the date. This can include making plans to escape the situation if there is questionable behavior by the other party on the date.
Rules like ‘wait 3 days to call back’ no longer apply. “If you treat dating and love like a game, someone—or both of you—will end up the loser,” says host of, The Rendezvous with Simon and Kim on iHeart Radio, Simon Marcel Badinter. “If you want to, call back in the next 24 hours. It has to be honest and spontaneous if you want to be respected and start a healthy relationship.”
Have a backup plan when meeting someone for the first time. Have your own transport or way home. Tell someone where you are meeting, and share your details, such as a phone number with a friend. It’s even safer to take a friend with you on the first meeting. If you feel uncomfortable on a first meeting, make up an excuse and leave (‘Sorry I can’t stay long … I have a meeting in the morning’). You don’t have to stay in a situation to be polite.
Elite Singles has always been an advocate for values-driven dating, so it makes sense that many Christians have been drawn to its message. The only reason Elite Singles doesn’t score higher in the Christian category is that it doesn’t have search filters for religion, and you can’t always tell from looking at someone’s profile if he or she is Christian.
EliteSingles also offers tips throughout the site and blog to help singles improve their visibility and increase the number of matches in their inboxes. For example, EliteSingles says a well-filled-out profile receives 8x more messages than one that's sparsely filled out. People want to know as much as they can about their potential matches, so, on a dating site, less isn't more -- more is more.