If someone is asking you to send them more photos of yourself - whether compromising or not - try to really think about what you’re sending, who’s going to see them and whether or not you’re easily identifiable in the photos.

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With recent news about the convictions of internet scammers it’s easy to fear being duped by an online relationship.

At e Harmony we have a dedicated trust and safety team who work round the clock to keep you safe from fraudsters, but there are also steps you can take to stay safe when online dating.

You do not share your personal phone numbers, real name,place of work,home address, email address or anything relating to your identifying information while emailing until you can establish a reasonable level of belief with the person you want to date.

In addition, you should not post your personal contact information in your online dating profile or username.

Although a few years ago the prospect of using an online dating service or app may have been a horrifying prospect, it turns out that with new organisations creating innovative ways to meet people, it can actually be a lot of fun - so long as you’re being safe and conscientious!

The most important thing you can do is be yourself.

Please read our tips below and our website Code of Ethics. If the phone calls have gone well and you are confident you would like to meet this person, it is an exciting time but you should still heed the advice below.

You can still meet in person and have the choice to remain essentially anonymous.

Although you should avoid giving out personal information, like your last name and your address, you should be honest about your interests.