Go the extra mile, safety-wise, by leaving out other identifying details, too. Great, but don’t share which neighborhood you live in. Pace yourself when you start conversing with someone you meet online. Red flags should be waving if the person you’re chatting with requests money, uses manipulative or bullying language, disappears and reappears with poor explanations, or is “recently widowed” or unwilling to divulge his/her their current relationship status.

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So my lesson today is to recognize that sometimes intuition can be confused by the chemical attraction or connection we feel for another person “as if we’ve known them all our life.” Common sense can be thrown out the window by believing it’s our inner voice talking.

Safety is still safety and being safe ALL the time is a better bet than trusting your gut with someone you have never met, don’t ya think?

Reflecting back to when I was single and looking after my divorce, I’m shocked at how easily a woman WHO I DID NOT KNOW would invite me to her home (having never met me before) after a few chats via phone/email/text.

It was kinda easy to WOO and WOW women on the phone and they not only thought me safe, they felt an almost unique connection with me.

However, they do exist, and if you’re going to date or hook up IRL (in real life) with someone you've met in the digital universe, you need to be aware of this fact and take some basic precautions.

The following suggestions will not, of course, guarantee your physical and emotional safety.Now I mostly would talk to moms, because as a dad, I thought them safe. Just because they read a profile and a few correspondences or shared one cocktail at a bar, they felt they knew me and felt comfortable.As a man who is an excellent communicator and emotionally connected, I was one of the most dangerous of daters.” Let’s face it, I was no angel when I began dating after my divorce and I operated on an “it’s all about me” strategy.My experiences and understanding the way men think and act has allowed me to share my wisdom to help women who are single and looking.The worst thing is to be reliant on somebody else for transportation as it gives them the control on how long you spend together and let’s face it, it’s safer to have your own car just in case. This may be obvious, but alcohol creates bad judgement and I have known too many women who have said yes to coming to my home after a few drinks.