If someone gives you their personal email address, phone number or snail mail address you are not obliged to use it. Take a direct approach by saying "Thanks for giving me your details but I'd rather communicate through the online dating service".Communicating with people from other towns, states and countries will introduce you to an exciting new world but one in which things can easily be lost in translation.Winks, kisses, nudges, emails and instant messages are the first and perhaps most fun communication you'll have with online dating buddies.Sometimes the words will just fizzle out but occasionally things will sizzle; their jokes, stories and attitudes will capture your attention and ultimately your heart.It's important to be aware of cultural, religious and political differences and sensitivities.
If you've told an online dating acquaintance that your name is Bob and you live in Example City, why should they need your last name, suburb or street address if you've just met online? Equally important is keeping your bank and credit card details safe.
NEVER give your financial details to someone you've met through an online dating service and NEVER send any money to anyone that you met online.