You are in control of your online dating experience at all times – remain anonymous until you feel ready. If you feel uncomfortable at any point in the meeting, determine an exit strategy, as it may be difficult to know if the other party is genuine or malicious. If you choose to accept mature, nude body, pornographic or genital pictures, just know, it increases the chances that he may just be out for a hookup and not a genuine date.
If he is uncomfortable sending face pics and confirming he is who he says he is, then no date.
Internet and in person dating Let’s face the facts. But dating safety should always be adhered to whether straight or M4M.
It may be fun and exciting when meeting a new person for the first time.
Ask detailed questions and be cautious of any inconsistent information or strange behaviors.
Be smart when communicating or sharing your personal information.
Taking the steps to protect yourself while participating in the Gayquation GLBT community will help create a more positive experience for you and contribute to a better online environment for everyone.
Many gay and bisexual men are especially at risk in online and offline dating. The best way to protect yourself is to watch for warning signs such as: Refusal to answer questions about their status, ambiguity about the date of their last STD tests, ambiguity about the number of partners they have been with.
Be mindful of your personal safety when getting up close and personal. Stay aware and educated about GLBT sexual health and wellbeing. If they have a willingness to have sex without condoms should send up red flags.