Meeting a new person can be exciting but try to not let it cloud your judgement. One of the beauties of online dating is you can find out everything you need to know before actually meeting. Meet on your terms and when you are ready!

Remain Anonymous at first. Get to know the other person. Just like when someone is talking to you in real life it is easy to tell when people are lying. There stories will contradict each other or seem a little bit to extreme.

Just like you do in the real world of dating, give it some time. Ask as many questions as you can to get a really good idea of who you are speaking with. In the beginning, never give out any personal information such as your last name, phone number, address or email address. Open up a free email account at Hotmail, Yahoo! or one of the other free e-mail providers if you do decide to give out your email address. This way your personal address will be kept secret until you meet the person.

Be cautious and follow your instincts.

As the old saying goes, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” Follow your instincts. If the person starts getting pushy or exhibits inappropriate behaior, end the conversation. You’ll know if something just doesn’t feel right. Love takes time, so take it slow and if it’s supposed to happen, it’ll happen.

Get a Photo

This may sound like a no-brainer, but you should definitely ask for a photo. Why? Because if the person refuses to send you a photo, it probably means that the photo they had on the site was someone else or there’s a really good reason they don’t want you to see them. By asking the right questions, you’ll know what the person should look like, so if the picture is way off, you know they were lying. And, that’s not the way to start off a relationship, right?

When it’s time to call, use a Pay Phone

This is one of the most important steps. When you feel that it’s time to speak, ask for their number and call from a pay phone. This way, you can’t be tracked down by your phone number. After speaking, you’ll know if it’s safe to move forward. It is the same thing when you need for a Tree Lopping service you should give a call to talk for the right person about your concern to assess well the scope of work.

Take your time and meet when YOU are ready

Watch for these behaviors:

Pressures you to meet or do something you don’t want to do. Refusal to speak about family or friends Abusive or frustrated easily over the phone Doesn’t look the same in person

Meeting for the FIRST TIME

Meet for coffee or lunch in an open place with a lot of people around. Make sure to leave your date’s name, phone number and email address with someone you trust just in case. If the date goes well, you’ll have plenty of time to waste the hours away then.

How to get there?

If you must travel to meet the person, take care of your own transportation. Never allow them to come pick you up! If in another city, only meet in an appropriate place and make sure your family and friends know where you are and how to contact you. Finally, always take your cell phone.

Just leave! You’re under no obligation to stay, and if it’s not going the way you thought, just leave. The person’s feelings might be hurt, but it’s better than you getting physically hurt.