Safe Phone Dating Tips
Over time dating has taken very many forms and it keeps evolving. Phone dating is among these forms. Phone dating has attracted genuine people looking for partners and it has also attracted others that whose intent is not good. Phone dating has ended up pretty badly for some as not all people on these dating platforms have the best intentions. It is very important to be conscious and alert before taking online chatting to the next level, that is phone dating. So, here are some tips for safe phone dating.
Do not be too quick to give your phone number away but rather use online calls at first. Buy yourself a good quality microphone and headphones. Using online instant messaging services to chat with your dating prospects in real time is the first step. There are numerous platforms that have these facilities and they are safe, easy, and cheaper. Get a disposable number online to sign up with it if a number is required for sign-ups. This way, you will not expose your personal phone numbers.
You can then move onto giving your cell phone number once you have chatted long enough. Note that you should not feel pressured to do so by anyone. Ensure you do not give your home numbers no matter what as this is easily traceable to your home address.
This is someone new and you might be talking for the very first time, it is important to be on the lookout for anything that might be odd. Be very suspicious so that you won’t have your heart broken when you find that they are actually playing you. You might find that they can only speak at certain odd times of the night or morning and they do speak, it is in hushed tones. If you find that every time you talk on phone, they kind of cut the conversation very fast saying they’ll call later, don’t ignore that.
It is very common to run out of things to talk about when you are talking for the first time and you don’t really know the person. This this is very likely and to avoid spoiling it, you should prepare. Take a paper and pen and write down everything you might want to ask them and talk about. You should have things you can jump to in case some jokes or topics are not going well. One of the things you should avoid is trying to sound like someone else, someone you are not.
You should know that you are not obligated to talk about topics you don’t want to talk about. When you decline a certain topic, you should have something else you can jump to, to avoid any awkward silence.