How to be safe during niche dating

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Dating in the modern world sure is different to how it was years ago. You download the latest swipe dating app for our smartphone and try as you might there are no matches on Tinder or even dating sites that your friend has recommended.

Then something goes off like a lightbulb in your head that if you actually look more at niche dating. From looking for people who work in uniforms to people looking at dating a widower. No matter what your age in life or tastes there are websites and smartphone dating apps dedicated to them! Niche dating really is much more than just bdsm dating.

There are lots of different websites out there to help you find someone within your niche from Gluten Free Singles and Brislr (A dating site for people who like beards!) through to Farmers Only and the out and out mybdsmhookups.com

So after you’ve found your match what can you do to make sure that you stay safe while on your date as no matter what the niche, safety should always come first!

Truth check. Try not to be hesitant to Google somebody you’ve recently met on a dating app or website. On the off chance that you met over Facebook, utilize Google’s “seek by image” highlighter to check for numerous Facebook profiles utilizing a similar photograph. In the event that the person messaging you isn’t the main individual professing to have his face, you know you’re likely taking a gander at a phony record.

Go slow. Beware of premature declarations of love or requests for sexy photos from your potential online crush. Don’t fall too fast for someone you’ve never met. You don’t know who you’re actually falling for.

Try not to be reluctant to ask awkward questions.  If someone is pursuing you on a dating website or smartphone app there is no doubt you have every right to ask as many questions as needed to put your mind at ease. It’s not unreasonable to request proof of hard-to-believe information. If they are who they claim, making you feel safe and secure will be a priority for them. This is always something I feel a lot of daters forget as they get ‘caught up in the moment’ a bit too easily and before they know it common sense has gone out of the door as they aren’t being as careful as they should be!

Be honest with yourself. Don’t ignore any hesitancy or feelings of discomfort. If something doesn’t feel right to you then it’s time to trust your gut instinct. There is no reason you should need to talk yourself into investing in a relationship with someone that you haven’t met in person. Don’t let a charming stranger or single-too-long desperation convince you to deny your gut feelings about the stranger you’ve just met.

Be smart. As I mentioned above sometimes your common sense can leave you in the dating scene, especially even before you’ve actually met the other person! Fake Facebook accounts usually have extremely low friend counts, photos with no tags in them (or no tags linking to actual Facebook pages) and photos that don’t include family members, friends, or everyday adventures. If every photo looks like it came straight from a modeling portfolio, raise that red flag.

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