Quiz time: what’s the single biggest turn-off on a dating website? The answer: having to pay a membership fee. Although some people understand it’s a necessary evil – a required donation required to maintain a pristine service – many daters actively seek a way to trick or beat the system. In most cases your ability to communicate with your date in a meaningful way is limited unless you stump up the green. For this very reason, singles take advantage of the free registration to get in touch with someone attractive, only to invite him or her to another site where chatting is free. Since most of us are on Facebook, Tinder and Snapchat, why not continue bonding online there, right?
Express Yourself on Instagram
Although matchmaking isn’t the main forte of Instagram, showing your photo album is an easy way to appeal to someone’s heart. Let’s face it, dating sites are somewhat restrictive when it comes to uploading pictures. They often stop you from displaying your photos until the admins verify them and even then you may be prevented from uploading more than a dozen. Therefore it makes perfect sense to invite someone you met on a dating site to take a look at your Instagram collection. You could even try the following game: ask a question, such as ‘What does your personality look like?’ and your potential partner must show a photo as a form of answer. Gathering likes from your dates on an image is also a good indication that using that particular photo as a profile picture is a good idea.
Snapchat for Kinky Messages
If you are Snapchatter, then it probably won’t come as a surprise to learn that people are exploiting the self-destructing nature of the messages by sending pictures and videos that are bordering on inappropriate and would otherwise put them in trouble. Naturally, sexting and sending nudes has become quite common on Snapchat. Indulging yourself in some harmless fun is a great way to carry over your relationship to the next stage, but exercise caution.
Ladies, we cannot press you enough to avoid aggressive individuals who are aiming to emotionally blackmail you into sending nude pictures right after meeting. This is a form of dating violence, and you must absolutely resist such horrible attempts. Gentlemen, you should be on your guard too. Recent updates allow Snapchat users to save a brief screenshot of a video, and there are even countless apps on the internet aimed at saving Snapchat content to your phone.
Don’t let yourself be played by a stranger, no matter how promising the relationship is. Before doing anything kinky, make sure to check your partner’s background thoroughly to find out what kind of person they are.
Every Road Leads to Facebook
Eventually, dating singles end up on Facebook in one way or another. Adding each other on the social media network is a sign of trust, since it means you’ve let an otherwise complete stranger discover your real name, friends, hobbies, photos and more. Dating sites even encourage members to use their Facebook account during registration, effectively saving time on the sign-up process by importing images and certain personal information.
However, we strongly recommend resisting this urge and instead creating a separate email address. There are countless con artists and fake profiles fishing for dates just to reveal your true identity only to blackmail or embarrass you. We’ve also seen several profile descriptions displaying the user’s Facebook name, prompting random visitors to add them. As we mentioned earlier, this practice is meant to bypass the communication restrictions without becoming a paying member. Doing so could draw the attention of many weirdos, but might work if you are using a secondary Facebook profile created solely for dating purposes.