So what does this have to do with a dating site you ask?Unfortunately, the anonymity of the internet makes it a perfect place for con artists to hide their real intentions while trying to entrap their victims under the guise of romantic interest.
If your date has any issue with this and gets angry or cancels your plans at the last minute then this is a huge indicator that they may not be legitimate.If they don’t respect your need to be cautious, then move on.In Pagadian, in particular, there are beaches and islands that will make one believe that there is such a thing as a secluded paradise on Earth.A nice place to start would be the Dao-Dao Islands some seven to ten minutes away from the seaport, when riding a motorboat.It is a rather big island, with an area size of about 1.1057 hectares.
The coral reefs are artificially made, but the whole place is very much ideal for swimming, fishing, and boating.Red Flag #2 When you do finally decide to meet up, decide on a neutral and safe location (a restaurant or a café) and have a friend or family member bring you and let them meet your date.If you cannot arrange this, make sure you tell someone close to you about your plans.And NEVER give money if it is asked for – even if they seem like a genuine person.Scam artists are exceptionally good at seeming like really nice people who just happen to need a few hundred dollars for some emergency! Next week, I’ll talk about a few other things to be wary of, but the important thing to remember is that the overwhelming majority of people that you’ll encounter are there for the same reasons as you!Don’t get me wrong, the vast majority of members of reputable dating sites (both paid and free) are legitimately looking for a sincere match, but there are red flags that you should look out for when embarking on the journey of online dating for the first time. Red Flag #1 If someone is too interested – too quickly – in getting to know you beyond the safety of your computer, this could indicate a problem.