Dating Over 40: Is it Safe to Use Your email Address with Your Match.com Acquaintances?

I learned something new today from a tech friend about email addresses. A client asked me if using her regular email is safe on match vs going through the match email service. I wasn’t sure so I asked my friend.

I figured if your email address doesn’t have your real full name in it, and you use a free service like gmail or yahoo or  hotmail, you’d automatically be safe. Well, not necessarily…

Here’s how to know for sure. Google you email address. If you have ever signed up for anything with your email and home address that required your full name – not good. It will likely show up. So, if you are very security conscious, before you start emailing , Google your email or get a new one and don’t sign up for anything using this address. Keep your match email strictly for that sole purpose.

Be safe out there, but have fun too!

Single for too long, Ronnie wanted to find love. So, she made a few tweaks and then dated 30 men in 15 months to meet her adorable husband Paul. Discovering the keys to midlife dating, she founded It’s Never Too Late for Love to help other smart, successful women find love too! Her mission is to share her proven dating advice  and keen insights about men with women everywhere who are serious about finding love with the right man. Ronnie Ann Ryan, MBA, CCC is a Certified Coach who has helped 1,000’s of midlife women with her Love & Dating Coach services. She’s been featured on BBC’s 5 Live Radio, NBC, ABC, and Fox News, NPR, eHarmony, MSN.com, MORE.com, Connecticut Magazine among others around the world. An established author, you can find her 6 books on Amazon.

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