Protect yourself from online dating
If you are made to feel uncomfortable at any time attract the attention of someone around you.
Tell a waitress, a security guard, a passerby, a stranger in the bathroom - just attract the attention and support of someone around you – and leave.
Arrange to have the friend call you at a specified time, such as one hour into the date, to check how things are going.
Typically, stalking may include harassing and intimidating the victim and general obsessive behavior.
Cases of stalking are rare in the world of online dating but nevertheless, before you arrange a meeting with an online date, make sure you know them well enough and read our tips for staying safe when meeting someone for the first time. When an individual or a group uses the internet and other electronic means to harass another individual, a group or an organization, it is known as cyberstalking.
Cyberstalking is a legally recognized crime in almost every country now and several countries have special laws for cyberstalking cases.
However, even if your country does not have a special cyberstalking law, if you are a victim, you must contact the police immediately for help.