Relationships and trust naturally happen over time, beware of anyone rushed declarations of affection.
Use messenger for all initial contact and never disclose personal contact information without feeling completely comfortable to.
I’ve been asked to support a charity from a member I don’t know very well, is this a scam?
Unfortunately, scammers will often use noble causes such as charities to get you to transfer money.
There are many reputable charity websites which are completely safe to transfer money to, however charities do not solicit donations through dating websites and so if you do not know the person well and they are asking for money, chances are they are working on a scam.
For more information and advice on staying safe online, read our safety article.
Online dating has grown in popularity to the point where there is almost no social stigma attached to it.