How Safe is your Dating Strategy?
Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even that special someone. How safe are the online dating sites really?
Have you ever heard the headline Woman bashed to death by a man with over 100 criminal convictions? Reading this story brings me goosebumps and tears to my eyes. A four year old child was at home witnessing his mom’s life being brutally taken from her. Her attacker her was a man she meet online. This mother made it clear that she was no longer interested in seeing this criminal, and he responded by beating her to death (literally). Meanwhile the little boy was devastated, and faced a very different future growing up without his mother. This makes me wish that she had come to us first. We could have pre-screen her dates and found out he was a prior convicted criminal.
Currently, in 2016, there is a lot more awareness about taking safety precautions when using online dating sites. This doesn’t change the fact that many individuals had to learn the hard way. Many people using online sites for the first time, have no idea what threats they could be facing and more importantly what to do to stay safe.
In fact, some singles are losing thousands of dollars to someone they were romantically texting. These scandals have become so common that companies like Spokeo, offering a scammer check, are able to build a business around this threat. However, in order for those services to be effective; the scammer must have already had a prior record of mis-behaving online. Someone would have to report them and many don’t even know where to report scam artist. Sometimes people just walk away wounded and silent.
These are high prices to pay for love!
The FBI states “Their most common targets are women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled, but every age group and demographic is at risk. ”
Not to mention around one third of men using online dating sites are married. Many adulterers do not openly speak about their marriage to their new love affairs, which means their victims are unknowingly manipulated by someone who has been dishonest with them from the beginning. Some sneaky dating websites, designed for people trying to cheat on their spouses, have become more popular and developer money makers.
These threats are easily avoidable by selecting a reputable matchmaking firm like Executive Matchmakers. We differentiate ourselves from the online dating world by conducting pre-screening interviews designed for your security. Our trained matchmakers verify marital status, identities, emotional compatibility and readiness to date before you are ever introduced. Our matchmakers only endorse relationships when both partners seek honest, long-term love. It the trustworthy way to meet someone who has been handpicked just for our male clients while women benefit from dating only compatible and successful men.
Regardless of how you choose to find and your new dates, it is important to use safe dating practices. These are some recommendations for the first few dates to assist with protecting you during your search for “that special someone.”
- Never allow your date to pick you up from home
- Always meet your date in a neutral, highly populated location
- Date local so you can meet immediately
- Talk to your date on the phone or via video chat and trust your “instinct”
- NEVER EVER send a date money via online wire transfer. Not even bitcoins!
- Utilize a trustworthy and reputable matchmaking service like Executive Matchmakers to pre-screen your dates.
Exploring safe ways to use find your soulmate might sound like good advice; but realistically if you find a service that you can trust, then stick with it to minimize your risk!
We hand select, pre-screen and match accordingly based on 16 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge of what makes a successful relationships work. Our clients see the value of using Executive Matchmakers to find that special someone!
At Executive Matchmakers we connect you with the most sought after singles in Northern California. You would not meet these singles on an Internet dating site. Our singles covet their time and privacy, they see the importance of putting the most important aspect of their love life and love future in the hands of professionals. Executive Matchmakers offers a fee-based, proactive, personalized search program for our single male clients. Single women are never charged a fee to join our Black Book program to become a potential match for one of our single male clients.
We would love to hear your feedback! Leave comments about your online dating experiences or questions.