What are recommended safety precautions for online dating
Make sure that they provide consistent age, interests, employment and marital status.
Be aware that indirect answers to direct questions may indicate dishonesty. NZDating keeps profiles brief, allowing a great deal of scope in asking lots of basic questions.
Talking on the Phone Wait until you are very comfortable with the other person before deciding to speak to each other on the phone.
Offensive Messages Don't reply to rude or abusive messages, the best action for such abuse is to block the user so that they are unable to contact you again.
Its always good to contact your family of friends before, during and after the meeting, so that they know you are alright, having to make contact with someone else also lets the person you are meeting know that you have friends looking out for you.
It's always good to take a cell phone, that way you can arrange for your friends or family to call and check on you, rather than having to call someone yourself.
Use Common Sense While the vast majority of people using Internet services such as NZDating are normal and law-abiding; (in fact statistics tell us that these users are often highly educated, white-collar workers that earn above average incomes), unfortunately the Internet - just like the 'offline' world does have its share of unscrupulous users lurking in dark corners waiting to take advantage of trusting or naive people.
Our best advice is to use common sense as you would everywhere else. If something or someone sounds too good to be true then they probably are.