With millions of singles posting dating profiles at social networking and other singles sites to meet other relationship-minded singles, both men and women are watching the contemporary television sitcoms like TV Land’s “The Exes,” “Hot in Cleveland,” and “Happily Divorced,” to learn how to navigate the modern singles scene. While these TV shows are fun and entertaining to watch, be careful you don’t fall victim to unsafe dating habits from the “faux pas” in the online dating episode of “Happily Divorced.” Read on to learn what to avoid doing to keep yourself safe while dating online in the 21st century.
The fun new TV Land show featuring the star of the 1990s popular TV show, “The Nanny,” Fran Drescher, “Happily Divorced,” features a lot of the trials and tribulations of 21st century singles dating. This includes Online Dating both as a single woman and a single gay man wanting a romantic relationship.
In the recent “Happily Divorced” episode, “Someone Wants Me,” (Season 1, Episode 7) our romantic leads, Fran and Peter, both post profiles at internet dating sites. Fran tells the truth. Peter lies about his age in his profile. And quelle surprise, Peter then doesn’t get a lot of interest and replies to his profile because his lying is pretty obvious.
Fran, on the other hand, being a visually beautiful single woman who tells the truth in her dating profile, gets a lot of interest from single guys and goes on a number of first dates.
Here’s the problem.
In the TV show episode, “Happily Divorced” has her dates picking her up at her house and dropping her off at the door to her home.
Both of these are Internet Dating Faux Pas.
Well really, they are more than Faux Pas. These are Safety and Security Massive Mistakes.
When you are pursuing love online, do not give out your home address to a complete stranger you’ve met at an Internet Dating site or Social Networking site. Behave with safety and self-valuing caution.
Until you and your date are better acquainted, keep your personal contact information and location private. For each person, precisely how long that will take will vary. Some single women will comfortable sharing their home address for the man to pick them up for the next date at their house after just the first date. Other singles won’t feel that level of safety, security, and comfort until after 2 or 3 dates when a bit more personal background information has been shared and established.
There is no precise hard and fast rule to follow about When To give out home information. The only hard and fast rule about Home Address Information Sharing is certainly Do Not Share Your Home Address before the first date.
I mention these things in conjunction with the TV show, “Happily Divorced,” because there are a lot singles just re-entering the dating world again after a few years of being out the running.
Perhaps they were in a long term relationship for a few years.
Perhaps they are now Dating Again After Divorce.
And we all read books and watch TV shows and movies and glean current dating manners and expectations from those. Even though we know the TV show is not “real life,” still, our subconscious mind will often file that information away in the back of our mind sortah half thinking that what we saw on the TV show is OK and even socially expected of singles now. So it’s important for dating and relationship experts to point out the faulty message so you don’t believe that detail about what singles are doing now.
Your safety and security habits practice your appropriately valuing yourself and your life. You deserve to be treated well. Be sure that you’re the first to do so!