At the time I thought 'why not, what's the point in chatting for hours or even days, why waste time'.
“My advice would be to not accept a date with someone straight after making contact.
I remember meeting someone on a dating site who asked me on a date straight after we matched.
Just think about the details you’re sharing about you and your life.
Avoid saying exactly where you live and work for example, until you’ve got to know each other a bit better and feel you can trust them.
Stay in the app It’s safer to keep using the messaging function within the dating app or site until you feel you have met and can trust them.
If they ask for your number, or ask you to email them or switch to Whats App (a common trick among scammers is to say their subscription is running out), just politely decline and say it’s nothing personal, it’s just your policy not to.
Trust your instincts and be cautious until you’ve had long enough to really get to know someone.
And if you’re really not sure, run it by a friend that you trust to get some advice.
Never meet at their house or invite them to yours and make sure it’s a place where there are lots of people around and ideally - where you have phone signal.