Safe sex and video chat dating
Finding a date for Saturday night has become much easier with the rush of online dating. Instead of scouring malls and grocery stores for eligible and attractive singles, date seekers can now browse an endless list of niche and regional dating sites, browse profiles and message potential interests within almost any criteria. As for those who don’t have a date for Saturday night, it’s never too late to find that special someone. Since adult dating and hookup sites are also a growing trend, those staying at home may still engage in some illicit activities of an adult nature. Many of the best adult hookup and dating sites now offer features like group chat rooms, private chat rooms, instant messaging, VOIP phone and now even private video chat. Can you even imagine the kind of trouble you can now get into even from the confines of your own home?
While many online dating seekers are still reluctant to embrace video chat, it seems the pros now far outweigh the cons. You see, with free, ad-supported dating sites from Google becoming more and more popular, so it’s a dating scam. Dating scam refers to scammers who use fake profiles on (mostly) free dating sites to get in touch with other members. Using fake images and information, these scammers usually try to encourage members to email them directly. This way, these scammers can get on a free dating website, message dozens and dozens of members, and move on to the next free site. They never actually have to return to the source site, but rather wait for emails on one of their own fake email accounts. These scammers try to build a relationship with you, only to request money or bank information soon in the future. With video chat, members can now at least confirm the visual identity of the person they are communicating with. Although this may seem a bit scary to some, it’s much scarier to imagine what that gorgeous guy you’ve been talking to really looks like.
If the person you are interested in refuses to join you in a private video chat for a minute or two, you must be very worried. Although many may be shy or concerned about the possibility of you recording their chat, they should be aware that these are small prices to pay. Insist that you just want to confirm your identity and then you’ll be happy with regular chat or instant messaging. Remember, though, that confirming what someone looks like is only the first step. When you decide to pull the plug, always meet in a public place, preferably with a close friend, and never go somewhere private without first telling someone you know where you’re going. Meeting people online for dating, or even just for casual sex, can be extremely fun and rewarding, as long as you take all the necessary precautions. Condoms, of course, are always an absolute must.
As for those who want to use video chat for more than just confirming identity, the possibilities are endless. Remember, however, that video capture software is becoming more accessible and sophisticated. Even if the video chat software you are using really makes it difficult for others to record you, there is always software that will find a way. Please note that anything you show or do in video chat may be recorded. If you plan to get naked, you should at least consider certain precautions. One strategy is to film her face, then cover the camera, and then move the camera to capture her body. In this way, your body and face are not on the same plane, and there was a separate transition from one to the other.
While there are always security concerns when connecting with people online, it is often safer than connecting with someone at a bar or at a late-night party. With online meetings, you always have time to carefully plan your first face-to-face meeting. However, no matter who you have your eye on, remember that people are not always what they seem, and being attractive does not exclude them as possible carriers of a sexually transmitted disease. Although life is too short to live in fear, always rule your life with a healthy dose of common sense. Simply put, video chat makes common sense. It’s also a lot of fun. See you online.