Limit this shared information by updating your Facebook – and other social accounts’ – privacy settings and keeping as little information public as possible.
If your children feel uncomfortable having a dating app linked to their Facebook, they can try a different app that allows them to sign in without connecting their account.
OK, maybe my dating life shouldn’t be rolled into a David vs Goliath metaphor.
I can, however, take this opportunity to learn from past attempts and offer some guidelines for how to navigate through the battle that is dating—specifically the Before you question the validity of my advice (lack of college credentials aside) I come armed with a conglomerate of experiences from men, women, old, young, some named David, none skilled in the art of rock slinging.
Yet no truer words could be spoken when facing down our own personal Goliaths of being single and Mormon.
So as I take this quote, cut and paste it into my own lifestyle necessity, I can’t help but think of all the rocks I had slung into the dating pool never hitting my mark.
They also shouldn’t accept rides from matches until they know and trust them and should always drive themselves and meet up at the location.
Never send money for any reason, even if the person claims it’s an emergency.
With these seven tips, though, you can rest easy knowing you’ve prepared your children for the high-stakes world of online dating.
This tip may seem like a no-brainer, but scammers can be creative and convincing as they try to steal your identity.
Video chatting is also a good way to see that the person they’re talking to is who they say they are.
If someone refuses to Skype or Face Time, they could be hiding something – even if they have a clever excuse.