A photo will give you a good idea of the
person's appearance, which may prove helpful in achieving a gut feeling.
You can use the Photo
Request option on vavive.com. Since vavive.com offers free scanning & upload
services to its members, there's no reason someone shouldn't be able to provide
you a photo.
In fact, it's best to view several
images of someone in various settings: casual, formal, indoor and outdoors. If all
you hear are excuses about why you can't see a photo, consider that he or she has
something to hide.
4. Chat on the phone
A phone call can reveal much about a person's
communication and social skills. Consider your security and do not reveal your personal
phone number to a stranger.
Use a pre paid mobile phone
number or use local telephone blocking techniques to prevent your phone number from
appearing in Caller ID. Only furnish your phone number when you feel completely
comfortable and have some background information on the other person.
If someone gives you a phone
number with a strange area code, check it out to make sure it's not a charge number
before you make the call.
5. Meet when YOU are ready
The beauty of meeting online is that you
can collect information gradually, later choosing whether to pursue the relationship
in the offline world. You never are obligated to meet anyone. Go at your own pace!
Remember that you are in control
when it comes to taking an online relationship offline.
Even if you decide to arrange
a meeting, you always have the right to change your mind. It's possible that your
decision to keep the relationship at the anonymous level is based on a hunch that
you can't logically explain. Trust yourself. Go with your instincts.
6. Meet in a safe place
When you choose to meet offline it is a
good idea to try and include either or both of your families. But if you trust the
person enough to meet alone always tell a friend or your family where you are going
and when you will return.
When you decide to meet face
to face with someone for the first time, choose a public place (such as a restaurant
/ cafe) at a time when many people are around and ensure your own transportation
to and fro.
For the first meeting it is
always good not to meet the other person alone. Take a friend or relative along
and ask him/her to do the same.
In case you do decide to meet
him/her alone leave the name, address and telephone number of the person you are
going to meet with your friend or family member. Take a cellular phone along with
Never arrange for your prospective
match to pick you up or drop you at home.
Do not go to a secluded place
or a movie alone at the first meeting.