Dating 101: All You Need To Know On Staying Safe And Responsibly Having Fun

Dating should be fun, not dangerous. One of the leading health concerns in the United States is the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). The reason that these diseases spread so rapidly is because of unprotected sex, usually with strangers.

If you plan on meeting new people, looking for a relationship, and going on dates, then you should always be prepared for sex, which you can be with a condom.

However, sexually transmitted diseases aren’t the only threat posed to people going on dates. This post will explore what other threats are and explain how you can have fun and stay safe:

Quality Application

If you want to date new people, then you need to find a good application. Unfortunately, many dating applications simply aren’t worth your time. They have slow loading speeds, and complex interfaces, and can be very hard to use. You also need to find a dating site that has what you’re looking for. For example, if you want to meet people for sex, then you need a hookup app. Unfortunately, it can be hard to find a good hookup app, so it’s always important to read a hook-up app’s reviews before signing up for it and using it. An app’s reviews will give you insight into its users’ minds, which will give you an idea of what it’s like to use it.

Information Sharing

Always be careful with the information that you share and transmit when you are using dating apps. It’s very common for people to put far too much information about themselves out there, which makes it easy for fraudsters to steal their information. If you want to protect yourself from cyber criminals and don’t want to fall victim to fraud, then be very careful about what you put on your profile. Most people give their actual name but hide the rest of their information, such as where they are from specifically (but publish the region), their age, and any other personal information that’s not necessary for matches to know.

Accurate Pictures

Whenever you are using dating apps, it’s always essential to upload accurate pictures of yourself. Unfortunately, a lot of people post pictures of themselves that aren’t accurate and therefore mislead the people with whom they are talking. It’s important never to mislead people that you are talking to on a dating app about what you look like because if you ever meet them, they could discover what you really look like, and they might not find you attractive. The reason that dating apps have the option to upload a photo is so that you know who you are talking to.

Stay in the App

When using a dating app, if you want to keep as safe as possible, then stay in the app. What is meant by this is that you shouldn’t meet up with people in real life. If you are going to meet somebody from a dating app in person, then make sure that you are confident they are who they say they are, and that you really want to meet them. If you are using hookup sites and are meeting people for sex, then meet them a few times in person in public places first, just so that you can be confident they’re not a threat to you.

Stay in the App

Trust Your Instincts

Whenever you are meeting new people, it’s always good to trust your instincts. The human body has developed to be able to detect threats. Often, listening to your instincts alone will keep you safe. If a person is behaving strangely or has been telling you things about themselves that don’t add up, more often than not you will subconsciously pick up on it and your gut will tell you not to meet them. If detect feelings of resistance when you are about to meet somebody, then listen to your gut and don’t go.

Protected Sex

As mentioned in this post’s introduction, sexually-transmitted diseases are becoming a very large problem in the United States. When you have sex with a stranger from a hook-up site, you can’t guarantee that they practice safe sex. For this reason, you need to invest in some condoms, just so that you don’t have to worry about picking anything up from them. It is very dangerous to have unprotected sex with strangers because you never know who else they have had sex with you. If you are confident that they are clean, you should still wear condoms for their protection, especially if you have been having sex with other people.

Dating sites are a great way to meet new people and start relationships. However, if you are going to be using them, then you need to keep yourself safe. It’s very common for people to meet up and have unprotected sex, after using dating sites—you should avoid doing this.