Do you use your real e-mail address when registering for online dating sites? Do you give your phone number to people you meet online? Take these 5 precautions for safer online dating.
Question from Colin B.: I’m very territorial about my property and am very particular about the fact that no one looks at texts and e-mails on my phone, including my girlfriend. She and I just got into a fight over this issue, and she’s calling me paranoid. Am I taking my privacy too far? Answers from Our Love Experts:
I was posed a question which I find interesting. “Would you like to know if someone hit on me during the day?” Not in a “this is sexual harassment, I need you to beat this guy down,” kind of way, but in a “would something like that be too much information to share,” kind of way. The point of the question is essentially, “Are there some things we should not share within our relationship?”
The other day I had a couple of girlfriends over. We had some wine and laughs and one of my friends pulled up her online dating account to show who had been contacting her (laughs continued). We were scrolling through one of the features where the site suggests people it thinks you may be interested in. A picture of a dark haired, blue-eyed guy that lived about 20 miles away popped up. He looked handsome, normal. But something felt weird, I said, "He looks like Wyatt's friend, the asshole one."
When celebrities complain about their love lives, it usually warrants a major eye-roll. But when it comes to relationships, we often forget just how lucky we are to have actual privacy.
Natalie Portman and Benjamin Millepied are officially husband and wife, and their wedding day was a secret to just about everyone — something the couple wouldn't have any other way. Of course, most of us are not celebrities and do not have to deal with papparrazi stalking our every move or sharing our private wedding photos with the masses. But, in a time where we document everything from sharing photos of our every meal, outfit and tweeting our every thought, there is something to be said for keeping the biggest day of your life under wraps. Here are three reasons why you should have a secret wedding.
"Everyone goes to the loo. Everyone. So why are so many people shy and embarrassed about someone they are with seeing them sitting on the toilet? I think it’s because of what it is. It’s not attractive, I won’t lie. When you’re dating all you want is for someone to see you looking your best and God forbid, you, well, you know, fart, by accident.
Have you ever found yourself laughing uncomfortably when someone brings up the word in conversation? Are you painfully aware of how many times I've written the word masturbation so far? Here are a few warning signs that your masturbation might be entering unhealthy territory.
So, you've decided you want to try online dating. Congrats! But, before you start filling out a profile, there's one more step you should follow, which is learning about the dangerous mistakes people make in the online dating world and what you need to do to keep yourself safe. 10 Reasons to Give Online Dating a Try
With the assorted private groups on Facebook, I started thinking about the ways we can still have privacy on the web, or if I’m just dreaming. If I post in one of the private groups I belong to, no one is supposed to see that post except the people in the group, but can I tag someone in a photo or video who isn’t part of the group. Then they see that post, right? Not so private, if that’s doable.
When blogging, how much should you reveal, and how much should you keep between you and your spouse? Sue O'Lear wasn't sure how her husband would respond when she hit Publish on a personal post. Julia Spira, author of The Rules of Netiquette, weighs in.
With the proliferation of Facebook and other personal information sharing sites (sometimes known as social networking sites) most internet users are faced with a struggle to keep at least part of their private information...private. Now an online dating site is looking to gather the information available through other outlets to beef up its members' profiles, in the name of internet safety. Say what?!
Too much is at stake to allow the kids to be on Facebook and hope for the best. What happens on your kid's Facebook can and will be seen by family members and your friends, viewed by prospective colleges, and checked by future employers too. This is why it is imperative for parents and kids to talk about some common ground rules while participating in the new favorite American (online) pastime called Facebook.