Online dating sites take the traditional matchmaking process online and allow people to meet one another via the internet. Don't feel pressured to meet before you're ready or for any longer than you're comfortable with - a short first date is fine. If you feel ready to move to a private environment, make sure your expectations match you date's. Don't feel bad about cutting a date short if you're not keen.The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining. Always let someone know where you are going and who you are meeting. The way people interact online isn't always the same face-to-face. You don't owe the other person anything, no matter how long you've been chatting or what's been suggested. If you're raped or sexually assaulted on your date, help is available.They also noted that a scarily large number of the assaults happened in private, whether at the victim's home or the offender's home.Internet users have been warned to be careful when they seek dates online after a teenage schoolgirl was indecently assaulted and injured in a meeting with a 24-year-old man she met online.Passers-by found the injured girl outside Tai Wo House and called officers. Police are treating the case as indecent assault and criminal intimidation.A police spokeswoman said the girl suffered minor cut wounds to her neck and right hand. The suspect, a delivery worker, was held for questioning on Thursday night and had not been charged.Initial information showed the 16-year-old girl was threatened with a knife when she fought off the man in his flat at Tai Wo House in Wo Che Estate in Sha Tin at about 10.30am Thursday, a police source said.
Now she's urging others who find themselves victimized by those they've met online to come forward and speak out against their attackers.
“These are all interests of mine as well.”Surely, the universe was somehow trolling her. And refreshingly, he had date ideas that extended beyond the default meet-up at a bar. He apologized, explaining that he had meant to call somebody else. She brushed it off, joking that, for a moment, she thought he might have been “a crazy person.” Apparently offended, he started berating her even more furiously.
Perhaps they could go for a nighttime drive around Beverly Hills, or make cocktails and listen to records. “I was trying to explain something and you cut me off! She hung up and dodged several more calls and texts before finally humoring him with a few minutes of her attention. So you can see why I’m pretty tense.” He told Tweten that she had insulted him earlier and asked for an apology.
Be vigilant when meeting people online, police advised.
“You should ask your friends to accompany you when you meet net friends and the meeting should be in a public place,” a spokesman said.