Most of us nowadays have profiles on most social networking sites, like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many more. Almost all of us meet new people online, whether for a relationship or not. But, how can we be sure that we’re really talking to that hot guy or gorgeous girl in the pictures they’ve sent us? Truth is, it’s not as easy to tell anymore – as Peter Steiner said, “On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog.” Here are some things to do and keep in mind when searching to find friends and chat online.
– First and foremost, try to figure out if their profile is real. This actually may be the hardest part of all, because it’s so easy to create misleading profiles on any social networking site – all you need is a name and a few pictures. It’s like creating a new lifestyle for yourself online – that’s sure how they see it. I’m not saying you should distrust everyone you talk to. Haven’t you noticed that some people’s profiles just seem fishy enough at the first glance? Try to look for inconsistencies in their timeline, or photographs, or photographs at weird angles, don’t look like themselves in each photo, etc.
– You sure can ask for a lot of photographs, and they might send them to you, but you still can’t be sure that it’s them.