Ask The Cyber-Dating Expert is a weekly dating advice radio show where we marry love and technology to help singles looking for love online.Guests include online dating sites, bestselling relationship authors, dating experts, and listeners who share their cyber dating stories.
Dating safely online and offline should always be a priority.
While looking for love online, take some additional steps such as seeing if you have Facebook friends in common, downloading your date’s photos into Google Image reverse search at If someone’s photos seem to good to be true and your date looks like a model or stock photo, it would be good to check their social networking sites such as Facebook or Instagram to see if they match up.
If your date refuses to go on a Skype or video date, perhaps they are hiding something.
If your date’s interests match yours exactly, he or she could me mirroring your profile to make you feel like they are ‘the one.’Often women get excited when they first start talking to someone online.
They project to the future and feel like they are in an instant relationship.
Remember that you’re a member of a dating site, he’s a member of a dating site, and chances are everyone is dating multiple people.
I can’t stress enough the importance of taking your time in getting to know someone.
Since our non-profit is strongly in favor of criminal background screening those employees coming to do service work in the home, we think that same principle extends to online dating.
Is it common to have a background screen performed on your date before meeting? There are no sites that require a background check that I’m aware of at this point, although many make that feature available to their members at an additional cost.
It’s important to trust your intuition and meet your date in a public place.
If you’re uncomfortable for any reason, just pick up and leave.