Here are some tips on how to stay safe when cyber dating and going from online to off line (the meet)
1. Before you go from online to offline, you should get more information. Find out who your date is. Ask for your date’s first name and last name. Ask where they work and live, what they like and do not like. Ask around if anyone knows the person. Always share your plans a friend or relative (or both) who can follow up on your safety. Let them know who you are meeting, where you are meeting, when you are meeting and when you plan to return. Make sure your date knows you are spreading the word about them.
2. Keep a cell phone with you at all times. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged and take a charger with you for long distance travel. Do not carry large amounts of cash. If you go home with someone, remember to protect your valuables. If you bring someone home, don’t leave your wallet, pocketbook or valuables in sight.
3. Always be aware of your surroundings, if at a party, mix your own drinks and never leave drinks unattended. Getting drunk or being slipped a drug happens all too often. If you go out with a new person, drink in moderation or not at all. If you need to leave for any reason without your drink, (to go to the bathroom, for example) ask for a fresh drink when you return.
4. Consider “double-dating” or taking someone with you for your first offline date. Double-dating can take a lot of the fear out of your first offline encounter.
If double-dating is not an option, consider having someone accompany you and then leave after meeting your date. Add another layer of safety by having that person pick you up at an allocated time. If you cannot double-date or have someone accompany you, you can ask someone to observe discreetly from a distance without intruding on your date.
Finally, and most importantly, if you are going to engage in any sexual activity, ask about your date’s health status. Find out their HIV and STD status. Also remember that not everyone is honest and some will not tell you their real status.
Meeting someone online, chatting and getting to know them can be very exciting. There are many people who have formed life-long friendships and even married via cyber dating. It should be approached with both enthusiasm and caution. Following these PIX11 “Know Your Enemy” tips alone won’t guarantee safety, but may be the difference between a really enjoyable fun date versus one of the worst dates you ever had. Remember, use common sense and always exercise care and vigilance when using social media.
Swiftly done! Now Taylor is dating Ed Sheeran.
TAYLOR Swift and Ed Sheeran are dating – according to US reports.
The couple, who secretly dated last March before breaking things off to focus on their careers, have rekindled their romance.
They are said to have grown close after 23-year-old Taylor split with One Direction star Harry Styles – and Ed, 22, got a tattoo on his arm in tribute to her album RED.A source said: “Taylor’s always loved Ed to bits, he’s just an adorably, sweet guy who makes her laugh and feel really confident whenever they’re together.
“Yes Harry had that irresistible bad boy thing but Taylor’s realised she’d rather give it a go with a guy who makes her laugh.
“Taylor and Ed spent the night together before the Brits at her hotel. They stayed up talking and putting the world to rights until 4am and by the end they were a couple again.”
Ed, who is supporting Taylor on tour in the US this year, has had the utmost respect for Taylor – praising her in interviews at every opportunity.
He rushed to her side when she and Harry split in December.A source added: “She made it very clear that when they go off on their tour she wants him to be her boyfriend. He’s thrilled because he’s always thought she’s amazing.
“When they split last year he always hoped if he played his cards right and just kept being her friend they’d get back together.”They’ve both vowed not to have a nasty break-up and no matter what happens they’ll stay best pals like last time.”
The Dating Website Where Rich People Take Pretty People on Fancy Vacations, Which Is 100% Definitely Not Prostitutey at All
Attractive people. Why should they have to “pay for stuff” and “get jobs”? Haven’t attractive people suffered enough, what with all the not-being-taken-seriously-as-scientists-in-movies and having-to-wear-fake-glasses-to-get-promotions? I’m getting choked up just thinking about it. And rich people! Why should rich people have to “develop social skills” or “think of their partners as human beings instead of just collections of measurements and 1990s birthdays”? Won’t somebody please think of the rich people’s socially awkward erections?!
Well, someone finally has! MissTravel.com is “the only online dating website for travelers, and more specifically, we match Generous travelers who hate to travel alone with Attractive travelers who would love the opportunity to travel the world for free.” (Here’s a video.) So basically it’s like one of those “sugar daddy” websites, only with a jaunty globetrotting theme. It’s the Explorers Club meets Ashley Madison. (Do you like your Sherpa guide, but just wish he had bigger boobs and less interest in you as a person?) Who moved my sexy pith helmet?!?
But wait! There’s more:
The website provides an incentive system that allows Generous members the ability to gift frequent flyer points to Attractive members (hence gifting them the gift of travel). Attractive members who accumulates enough frequent flyer points may redeem them for free airline tickets and hotel rooms, allowing them the opportunity to travel the world for free.
So…the big incentive at MissTravel is that by going on enough creepy trips with enough rich dudes (and/or ladies, I guess), you can eventually “earn” enough “points” to be able to go on a real trip all by yourself? That’s the prize? Getting the fuck away from these dudes? (And/or ladies? I guess?) That’s reeeeeeeeeally taking the long way around, you guys. You could just, you know, get a regular job.