Details You Should Never Share Online

Sunday, April 01st, 2018

There are some obvious things that you shouldn’t share online — your credit card details, your passwords and your amazing invention that will make you a fortune one day (we can all dream). Some things however are less obvious, but it is still very important that you keep certain details to yourself.

Your contact details

Lots of people try to sneak their phone number, email address, or social media handles into their dating profile text. It might seem like a good idea to save yourself from paying to use an online dating website, but it can leave you open to unwanted contact.

If you contact someone through an online dating website, you can block them if you do not wish to hear from them again. It is much harder to do other means of communication.

Where you work

Work is an important part of life for most people, so it’s understandable that you will want to share the details with people. To prevent people from being able to find you at your place of work, it is a sensible to give an idea of where you work, without being too specific. For example, you could say that you work on a country estate in a particular county, but do not mention the village name, or town. Also it’s OK to mention the name of the company that you work for if it is part of a large group, but if it is only in one location, stick to a description of the business.

Where you live

If you live in a remote rural village with just one main route running through it, it would be easy to track you down if you have a photo on your dating profile that shows your door number.

Branded tops 

We’re not about designer labels (you can wear those if you like), but branded tops that show where you work, or which sports team you belong to will reveal too much information. If you favourite photograph includes a branded top, just use Paint, or a photo editing programme to cover up the logo, or to crop it out.