A decade ago when Chinese dating sites first began to blossom, it was risky for people to go out on a date with someone they met online, especially for women. Thankfully, a lot has changed since then.
Today, meeting someone online through Chinese dating sites is a normal part of dating. The process is simple: find a reputable dating site, sign up, and make connections. The good dating sites do have a vetting process, but there are still safety concerns that are worth mentioning in light of some recent reports, according to China Daily.
There have been several cases in which women were defrauded, attacked, or worse after meeting people they had met online. Although this type of thing is quite rare, the Chinese government is rightly concerned.
The Criminal Department at the Supreme People’s Court wants to warn people not to immediately trust or believe what people say online and to practice safety when engaging in online dating. This seems like common sense, but it is true that there are safety concerns even in today’s modern online dating environment. Here are some tips everyone should remember:
- Don’t immediately share your real name, personal email address, phone number, or address with anyone you’ve met online.
- Be concerned if anyone wants to meet immediately or asks for money or any other sort of financial assistance.
- After you’ve communicated for a while and decide to meet, always do it in a public place, bring a friend, and let others know where you are going.