PREVENTING ONLINE SURPRISES
Here are some precautions you should take to prevent in-person surprises.
Some of these are similar to do's and don'ts about cyberdating that were described
- Be sure that you have been honest in your description of yourself.
- Get as much information as
possible about each other. You can even ask
for a resume or other information, as if your were interviewing that person for
a job. Even "meet" their friends over the Internet, for extra
information. Send pictures and talk on the phone beforehand so you can see and
hear the way you each come across.
- Play private detective. Check out as much as you can about the person
before you meet. Look him/her up in the phone book. Don't be afraid to ask for
references or friends that can join the chat.