I was already set to write on this topic (thanks to Tiffany who hipped me to Tango) when last night’s episode of NCIS New Orleans featured a man who was Catfished! It was a confirmation I needed to write on this topic again.
To avoid being Catfished or unwittingly duped into thinking you like someone online without knowing them really, make sure you start to SKYPE or Tango with him/her fairly early. These two apps are FREE to download so there is no excuse not to use them.
Both SKYPE and Tango, which is a phone app that allows you to video chat on either your android phone or computer, will give you the opportunity to see the face of your new potential as you speak/chat/talk. You do not need an iphone, like you do for Facetime. If you use your computer to Tango, the screen you see the person on is still the size of a phone screen.
As I have said in the past, it is NEVER a good idea to spend a lot of time chatting or emailing for months and months without getting in front of the person. It is usually a waste of time! I recommend my clients meet online matches AS SOON AS POSSIBLE once the emails start flowing. Why not? As I have experienced, you can think you are really into the person (falling in love even) and be sorely disappointed once you meet in person and have NO attraction to him/her.
Take advantage of these FREE apps to ensure that the person looks like their photos.
Some people do not know that these are free and are not that tech savvy, so you may have to convince them it is beneficial. But please be wary of person that is not willing to meet you in person nor willing to download SKYPE or Tango to chat where you can see them. That can be a red flag and I’d move on.
For more online tips, check out my show “Dating Talk with Kiki Strickland” here.
Next up – HOW TO STEP UP YOUR (DATING) GAME!