DATING ON THE INTERNET
MOM's Common sense rules for dating on the Internet
In a day when there are no match makers, finding a Special Someone can be quite a
In a time when we have turned to our computers for shopping, news, mail, and we have made
friends all over the world, it seems a natural evolution that we would also turn to
computers for matchmaking. Today, the internet has become the method of choice for many
people seeking friendship and romance.
Through this incredible technology, you can have a pretty accurate idea whether you share
important interests and attitudes before you ever meet someone.
Now we need some agreed upon rules for dating on the Internet. Here are MOM's ideas on the
subject. She would love to hear any ideas you have about it. Just send her an e-mail.
1.) Never give out more than your first name over the Internet. Never tell anyone your
2.) It is fairly safe to exchange phone numbers although you should remember that your
phone number can be used to find you. You can tell a lot about a person from their voice.
If a person gives you their work telephone number instead of their home telephone number,
they are probably already involved.
3.) If you have found someone you would like to meet, always arrange to meet in a public
place such as a bookstore or coffee shop.
4.) Unless, someone looks frightening, always acknowledge the person you came to meet and
have coffee or whatever. Never leave just because you don't like a person's appearance. It
just isn't nice to leave someone waiting and wondering!
5.) Be honest. If you are not interested thank the person for meeting you and tell them in
a nice way that you don't feel you have as much in common as you had hoped. A kind up
front rejection is easier on you both.
6.) Always ask to see the persons drivers license. If they hesitate or don't give you
their identification, they have their reason's. Get rid of them FAST! And, don't let them
follow you home!
7.) Call home or a friend and tell them the person's name, address and license number
which is on their license.
8.) A man has every right to request to see a woman's drivers license as well. There are a
few dingy women in this world.
9.) If a woman fails to ask for your ID don't date her. Find another one because the one
who didn't ask will show bad judgement in other aspects of life as well!
10.) In sexual matters follow the dictates of the religion of your preference. You will
always be glad you did.
11.) Should you decide to become physically involved, never do so until you know the
12.) You do not know a person well until you have seen them in their normal environment
and have met their friends. Practice safe sex!
13.) If a person seems to have no friends or associations be very suspicious. A person
will rarely abuse someone known to their friends. There is a social price to pay.
14.) Always trust your instincts. If you are uneasy
about someone there is probably a good reason.
15.) Remember, that all you owe anyone on the first meeting, is courtesy for a very short
period of time. You have a lot to gain and very little to lose by meeting new people as
long as you use common sense!
Meantime, remember that there are many wonderful people on the Internet who would love to
meet you. The vast majority are people just like yourself. They don't like the people they
meet at bars and don't know where to find that special someone.
Good Luck! We hope you make a lot of new friends.