When all’s said and done, the vast majority of people you meet online will be genuine people just like you who are simply looking for a date and a bit of fun. Unfortunately, it’s best to plan for the worst and then allow people to prove themselves otherwise, but don’t let the occasional dodgy character spoil your enjoyment. Just be aware that there is the odd one out there and exercise a little caution, as you would in any other place where you’re meeting new people.
We all want to appear open and friendly when we’re meeting new people, but we should also be careful to make sure we want someone to have our information before giving it out. Executive-Dating.co.uk has a wonderful Messaging system which means you don’t need to give out any contact information at all until you’re happy to, so don’t be afraid to tell someone that you’d rather stick to the on-site system for a bit longer. If they’re genuine then they won’t have a problem.
As with any login information, choose a password that you can easily remember but that would be difficult for anyone else to guess. Children’s names are easy to remember but could be quite straightforward for someone who knows you to guess. Passwords such as “password”, “123456” or “qwerty” are a definite no-no, as is your own name! Executive-Dating.co.uk will never send you e-mail asking for your password, so if you get anything of that nature, please forward it to us immediately.
We have all laughed at the expense of those those who send emails representing some recently deceased African Industrialist who’s executors need a neutral bank account in which to secure a large sum of money, and the offer of rich rewards for those who can help. Sadly not all scams are as blatantly stupid but a rule of thumb that will keep you safe is to treat people in much the same way online as you do in the real world. If someone you barely know asks to borrow money or asks for any sort of financial details whatsoever, then break contact immediately and report the incident without delay, using the ‘Report this Profile’ link on the website. You wouldn’t expect someone you met in the pub last week to ask for money, and you shouldn’t expect it online either.