Was that...? Seeing Someone You Know on an Online Dating Site


Was that...? Seeing Someone You Know on an Online Dating Site
What to do when you see someone you know, and don't want to see, on your online dating site.

Finally a-hole came up. We promptly took note of his user name, as well as the other guy we knew, and added them to her list of blocked users. We then clicked the "hide" next to their box so that they wouldn't show up in search results again.

Getting Around the Problem:


For those of you who live in a small town, community or suburb, maybe this story is familiar. You're always a little vulnerable when you do online dating, you put yourself out there for others to see and know you, which means sometimes the people that see you aren't who you want.

It's unfortunate, but shouldn't mean we stop online dating because, if you take it away, you also take away a chance to meet someone special. Take time to figure out the privacy features of whatever site you're using.  If it requires you to purchase some kind of upgrade package to cherrypick who you want to have access to you, then do it. Also, it is worth it to explore different sites-- they have different options regarding privacy. Only you know what your peace of mind is worth.

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Gina Stewart

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Gina Stewart is the happy owner of ExpertOnlineDating.com, where she helps daters get more from their online dating experience and getting better dates. Chosen by DatingAdvice.com as one of the 10 Best Online Dating Experts, Expert Online Dating specializes in helping men and women maximize their online dating experiences with knockout profile writing, picture selection, messaging techniques and account management. All expertly crafted to get you out meeting better dates! www.ExpertOnlineDating.com

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