PLAYING THE DATING GAME SAFE IN ONLINE CHAT ROOMS
Chat rooms brings countless of
opportunities including finding business partners, love or
meeting old friends. Unfortunately chat rooms especially
those with no registration required can bring your dooms day
sooner than you think.
Using these free open chat rooms can be fulfilling if basic
steps are taken to ensure safety. Most people enter a chat
room, strike up a conversation with someone, and before they
know it, they think “their true love” has been found. What
escapes such innocent minds is that people pretend to be
whoever they want to be online.
You can be talking to someone
who you think is hot American girl, but actually a psycho
chatting from his basement in your own neighborhood in
search of someone to prey on. Most offenders who have bad
intentions often prefer to chat in private.
Once someone gets you into a private chat, he or she can say
anything to you and no one else can see.
Sometimes people will include
links to offensive material like pornography in their
private chat messages. Private chats have been used by
pedophiles to lure their victims into talking with them on
the telephone and meeting them in person. Do not accept
invitations to chat alone with people you do not know. Never
give out personal information such as your real name,
telephone number, and address. You can reveal basic
information like the Country, State or city you are chatting
from. Anything beyond that makes it too personal.
Meeting other singles via online dating can be a lot of fun.
You should make sure that you are familiar with how to chat.
When you chat online, you will need to use a "handle" or
"nickname" to identify yourself. You may also be asked to
provide other details such as age, location, and interests.
Providing this extra information is optional.
Many people use chat rooms as a way to meet members of the
opposite sex and flirt. It can be difficult to stay away
from these people in chat rooms. It is generally safer to
find a chat room with a purpose or topic. People who are
interest in seeking relationships or sexual relationship are
most likely to ask you whether you’re a male or female
before they start to chat. It’s common to see "m/f?" as
their first instant message.
Whiles chat room services are good, make sure you play it
safe. Take extra precaution in free chat rooms with no
registration required. If you’re sure of meeting a date you
met in a chat room, make sure a friend is aware of the venue
and time you will be meeting your special date.