Preventing dating stalkers

Additionally, there is absolutely no guarantee that sharing more information will be effective. But the amount of data openly shared on dating sites makes me pause for thought.

How is the data you provide being used by the dating site?

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Do you keep your social media platforms locked down, only sharing with friends and family?

Broadcasting information across a dating site runs the same risks.

Some online dating services even offer “incognito” style profiles that can only be viewed when there is direct communication between users.

I’ll elaborate on those in the “Consider These Dating Site Privacy Settings” section, below.

Instead, they say Spinney hit on them at the bar when they thought they were being stood up.

They say he used a different name and asked for their phone numbers, and was rejected each time.

What will you talk about on that first date if you’ve already revealed that you have six toes and penchant for queuing in the post office?

This isn’t strictly the case for all dating sites, but some major sites are indexed by Google.

This means your profile becomes part of the searchable web.

For instance, Wikileaks Editor-in-Chief Julian Assange found his OKCupid profile made the internet rounds after it was discovered. Ross Ulbricht, aka Dread Pirate Roberts (founder of the notorious Silk Road Darknet market), also had a public OKCupid profile.

For instance, even as I was penning this article, a former special and auxiliary police offer was facing stalking charges directly linked to his use of dating sites.

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