Love it or hate it: Dating isn't what it used to be........
If you are single, you probably know that dating apps are a major "thing" in 2017. They are one of the main ways that singles are meeting for hookups, casual dating, serious relationships, and more.
With the limited information these apps provide about potential "matches", what is a single girl or guy to do?
The smart advice I can offer is this: Protect yourself from all of the crazy singles that you may encounter! There are many people on these apps who are not who they say they are. If all they are lying about is their age, height, or weight, consider yourself lucky! Many are lying about their marital status, occupation and telling other mistruths that you wouldn't even imagine. Sure, some of these people may ghost you-it even happened to me-but others will stick around and deceive you. When everything blows up, you may realize you met someone with a serious personality disorder or mental illness. Someone who may drain your energy, harass you, stalk you, or worse. In other words, you may end up with someone who you wish would lose your number. Sure, you could block him or her, but we all know that this type of person would likely call you from another unblocked number.
Trust me, this isn't pretty.....
Because I have heard of this happening time and time again, I wanted to share a dating tip that you should seriously consider. And that is: Get a second phone number that you give out to people you meet from dating apps and online dating sites. If you download Hushed App, you can very easily and affordably get a second number to manage your dating life from. Hushed has offered a HUGE discount to anyone I refer - where $25 can get you a LIFETIME number that automatically renews itself every year! You can qualify for this lifetime offer by using my promo code RACHEL25 and registering here.
While I think getting a second number is the first step to safety and sanity, you also have to limit other personal information that you share with potential dates. These days people can find out all about you online with even just the knowledge of a town you once lived in or college you attended.
Be smart my single friends. Its easy to take precautions, and if you don't you'll wish you did.