7 Things You Should Never Put In Your Online Dating Profile

Online Dating

The wonderful world of online dating. It’s an exciting place to be. But, if you aren’t careful, you can open yourself up to identity thieves, online scammers, dating site creepers, and much worse.

Online dating, is for the sociopath, easy pickings. After all, what difficulty is there in the assessment if you have already told him everything about you in your profile? Your dating profile has clearly highlighted your needs, wants and wishes. In your about me, you write who you are, what you enjoy, things that are important to you. You might have photos of the things that are important to you. You write your hobbies and interests. There ARE sociopaths who will rewrite their own profile to match yours, so that they seem like the perfect partner, and can quickly pick you up, faking to be the perfect partner for you.

Here Are 7 Things You Shouldn’t Post on Your Online Dating Profile:
1. Pictures with Geotags Embedded in Them

You’ve got to have that rockin’ profile pic if you ever hope to land that special someone, but before you click the “upload” button, consider this, your selfie might contain more than just a picture of you. In a part of the picture file you can't see with your eye, there is likely hidden information, known as metadata.

This data gets captured when you take a photo. One piece of metadata that you need to worry about is the photo’s geotag. A geotag is basically the GPS coordinates of where the picture was taken. When you snapped that pic, the geotag was most likely recorded to the file as well (depending on your location services settings).

2. Your Phone Number

While this seems like a no-brainer, many folks freely give out there phone number in their profile, however, sometimes these profiles are scam dating profiles intended to lure you off of the dating site and onto another site run by the scammers.

3. Your Address or Information About Where You Live

While you probably want to list the town you reside in, you probably don’t want to list your current location and you definitely don’t want to provide your actual address.

Many dating apps feature a location-based matching system that may show when a user is nearby. The problem with this feature is that it may also let the bad guys know when you are out of town. This information could then be used to let them know the best time to rob your empty house.

4. Information About Where You Work or Where You Have Worked

Creepers are gonna creep, and you help them do so by providing personal information such as where you work or have worked. They could use this information in any number of ways, whether it be to physically stalk you by hanging out where you work, or they might use it to find out more about you on social media or via search engines.

5. Specific Information About Your Family and/or Pictures of Them

Showing pictures of your kids in your dating profile could put them at risk as it link them with you. Blur out there face, or crop them out of the picture entirely. You may want to show them off because you’re a proud parent but a dating site full of strangers is not the place to do this.

6. Your Primary Personal or Work Email Address

Unless you want a bunch more SPAM in your inbox, don’t list your primary email address in your dating profile, if anything, use the dating site’s messaging or obtain a disposable email or secondary email address just for dating purposes.

7. Information About Where You Go To School

Again, creepers love, love, love, any information that they can use to learn more about you. Where you went (or currently go) to school helps them find your social media account, which can be their springboard to much more personal information about you(depending on your social media privacy settings).