It’s important that you don’t go anywhere private with them until you’ve got to know them better.
If your date pressures you to go somewhere private with them end the date and leave immediately.
Information that you should be careful to protect includes your full name, your place of work, your address, your phone number, whether you have children, email address, credit card details or other financial information.
Think carefully before adding a potential date or someone you’ve just met on social media.
Consider meeting during the day for coffee rather than meeting at a bar just to be safe.
If you do decide to drink make sure you don’t leave your drink unattended.
Never respond to a request for money or financial information via an online dating app or website, especially if the person is overseas.
If their behaviour is abusive or suspicious you should report their profile to the platform immediately and block them from contacting you further.