You can say you're a single dad, but avoid putting the names and ages of your kids in your profile.
Seems like common sense but many people actually put this information in their profile.
If they get too personal, just stop talking to them and report them to the dating site if you really think something seems phishy.Scammers will often use modeling head shots that they find online as their scam profile pics because most guys will forgo common sense when they think a beautiful woman is attracted to them.For safety purposes, your online profile shouldn't read like a resume.You can talk about your job without telling potential matches where you actually work.Do you really want someone to disqualify you as a potential mate simply because you aren't in the right income bracket? Specific information is power, the more specifics you provide, the more potential risk you open yourself up to.
Some sites may allow you the option of only permitting other paying members to view your profile, instead of just opening it up for view by random strangers.Scammers who are phishing for personal information will often ask you things like your birthday because that's what they need to steal your identity.They may do it in a playful flirty way, but that's just their way of trying to get the information without setting off your mental alarms.Using a profile privacy feature like this might help cut down on the scammers (or at least the scammers who don't pay to be on the site).While most dating sites likely strip out the geotag (GPS location data) of any picture you upload, you should remove this metadata before you upload it, just to be on the safe side, otherwise scammers and crazies might be able to track you down using the location data, and that wouldn't be good at all.You don't want to meet a lady in person and find out that she was expecting to meet the guy that was standing next to you in your profile picture. So you've got the perfect profile built and now the search for that someone special is underway.