Hey there! 💁‍♀️ Are you planning to try online dating? While it can be an exciting adventure, it’s essential to keep yourself safe. Unfortunately, some people on dating apps and websites have malicious intentions. To safeguard yourself, here are some red flags you should keep in mind. 🔴

1. They are too eager

If someone seems too keen and asks to meet right away, be wary. It’s best to get to know them first, learn about their interests, and see if their personality meshes with yours. If they are in a rush, they may have other intentions that don’t have anything to do with dating.

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2. Moving too fast

Similarly, if someone is trying to move the relationship too fast, like telling you they love you on the second chat, that’s a red flag. Some people try to manipulate others on dating apps, and you don’t want to get caught up with someone like that. Remember, there is no need to rush – take your time get familiar with their personality.

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3. Avoids face-to-face meetings

If someone isn’t willing to meet in person, be cautious. It’s challenging to tell what someone is really like from a chat conversation alone. Ideally, you’ll want to spend some time in person and see how they behave and treat you when you interact in real life.

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4. Their profile is incomplete

Another red flag is a profile that is incomplete, vague, or lacks any detail. If someone isn’t willing to put forth effort into their profile, they may not be willing to put effort into the relationship, either. It is best to find someone who is upfront and transparent from the start.

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5. They refuse to have video chats

It’s hard to know if someone is who they say they are if you don’t see them in person. If someone refuses to video chat, you should be careful. Some people may try to manipulate others using fake identities, and you don’t want to be part of their game. Video chats are a great way to see if someone looks the same as their profile pictures.

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6. They pressure you into something

If someone pressure you into doing something you are not comfortable with, end the relationship. No one should force you to do anything that goes against as you went there for was dating and not for some other activities.

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Stay safe out there, 🙏 and remember to trust your instincts. Online dating can be an enjoyable experience but staying safe is of the utmost importance. If you notice any red flags, don’t ignore them, and always put your safety first. 👩‍❤️‍👨❤️

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