Why You Should Never Give Out Your Phone Number on an Online Dating Site
You should NEVER, EVER give out your phone number on an online dating site.
Because it opens you up to all kinds of telephone spam, scams, flaming and all the other kinds of "remote" abuse, bullying, harassment, hazing, or whatever you want to call it.
The telephone numbers you should not divulge on dating websites include:
- Your personal cell and home number
- Numbers of relatives and friends
- Work phone numbers - central and all others
However, once you have established a relationship with a woman or a man you have met online, then by all means give your phone number. In fact, for men targeting women (and brave women long distance relationship who are not scared of their own shadow) it is absolutely essential that you give your phone number - in a secure way - to any potential females or males you want to hook up with.
If you don't give your cell or mobile phone number to these women and men at some stage, then somebody else will. If you snooze, you lose in the world of online dating. You must strike while the iron and the desire is still hot. She will quickly find another more interesting guy to meet if you fail to act decisively.
But, and this is the key element - DO NOT post your number on the dating site's chat forum, your profile or anywhere else. Actually, it is kind of hard to do this on a lot of dating websites, since they have active bans on such practices. The best way to give away your number is in a private email to the girl or boy you want to date. Simple.
Extra special hint: Why not buy a real cheap cell or mobile phone that you will use only for your online dating adventures? This phone will have its own SIM and number.
Many people are doing this these days, and it has some great advantages. You are able to immediately know if a particular call is related to your online dating activities, and can screen calls accordingly. You can set up a list of contacts, favorites and so on. Once you have established trust and a good relationship with a person you met from a dating site, then of course you are perfectly free to add that person to your contacts in your "primary" mobile phone.
If you don't want to be hassled by online dating freaks, creeps and weirdoes, then simply leave your dating telephone at home, locked away somewhere, or switch it off.
The problems of mobile phone spam and even Nigerian money scams are growing and getting out of control. If you are getting all of this junk filtering through to your special online dating phone, then this problem will be much less of a headache for you.
Being stalked by mobile phone is also a terrible thing. If you give your number out willy-nilly to anyone and everyone you come across online, then the chances increase that you might become a victim of one of these crazy stalkers. This applies to both men and women.
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