Humor vs. Reality – Email Addresses
While the firstname.lastname@example.org makes for a funny cartoon, it is also a great reminder that when it comes to online dating you should never use your real email address to communicate with people. Sign up for a free email service (i.e. gmail or yahoo) just for your online dating communications. This way a person can’t search your email address to find out more information about you. It’s always important to keep your online dating communications separate from the rest of your communications. This helps initially protect your identity until you get to know a person better. Even phone numbers can give a person information about you if they do a Google or phone search. Therefore you may want to use a “temporary” or “disposable” phone number. Once you get to know someone better, you can then give them your real number. Sites like iNumbr can help you with this.