Consider carrying a self-defense tool. As far as when to search, well, you are merely playing with semantics. Wish dating sites had a zip code exclusion function for folk in our situation. As Davis told Bustle, "one of my clients found that her town posted the sale of her house on their website, and it came up on the first page of Google. Its weeding these kinds out what dating is about. Most men over 45 lie about their age as well. I am also in Europe:
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I do not search for addresses. True life-long technical professionals are normal people who live very normal lives. No full names until after you meet up. You live in a bubble. Keep a little bit of cash somewhere on your person so that you have money if your bag or wallet gets lost or stolen.