Is online dating safe?

As long as you act sensibly and responsibly online dating will be safe for you. It is important that you never publish your personal details such as your address, phone number, email address, bank details or any other personal information that could be used by others. There will come a time when you feel ready to chat to someone away from the dating website and it is at that time that you need to use your personal judgement on when you feel the time is right to give out your phone number or email address. For advice on online safety please see our article Online Dating Safety Advice.