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6 Tips To Avoid An Online Dating Disaster

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6 Tips To Avoid An Online Dating Disaster
Protect yourself while online dating.
This week assault victim Mary Kay Beckman filed a $10 Million lawsuit against Match.com.

3. Tell a friend. Inform a friend or family member of your plans and when and where you're going.

4. Stay sober. Keep a clear mind and avoid doing anything that would impair your judgment and cause you to make a decision you could regret.

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5. Drive yourself to and from the first meeting. Just in case things don't work out, you need to be in control of your own ride — even if you take a taxi.

6. Keep personal items with you at all times. You don't want to risk having personal information stolen.  If you're drinking, keep your drink with you at all times so it can't be tampered with.

If you are still nervous about online dating, contact us at DearMrsD.com for advice on navigating the process safely and successfully.

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