9/13/2012 4:40 PM
When you've been talking to someone on Planet Love Match, occasionally you might meet someone that wants you to add them on another social network like Twitter or Instagram before you've even met. Aside from the implications that this carries, should you let them? In short, no.
First of all, if you haven't met this person, why do they need to be privy to the innermost workings of your social network? We could see letting them in if you've gone on a few dates and want to know more or if things become serious, but before you've even met someone, adding them on a different network only means one thing: they've got access to a lot more than you wanted public on your Planet Love Match profile.
If they want to see more pictures, you can either send them directly to the person or you can post more photos on your profile. But giving them access that early on, though it may not necessarily be dangerous, is plain unnecessary.
Furthermore, if they want to add you so that you'll add them, it can create a false sense of relationship, wherein you believe that you know the person better than you actually do, which may make you mistakenly trust them or may cloud your judgment of them should you decide to actually meet after all.
Adding someone on a separate social network aside from your dating profile doesn't add value to a potential relationship—it takes away the mystery of meeting someone for the first time, because if you mutually exchange information, you'll already know who the other person is thinking about voting for, what they had for dinner last night, and what band they're excited to see next month. Keep things simple until you know a person better—and if they desperately want more information, you can always add them on MyDot. But other than that, keep things a little more exclusive—to your dating profile, that is.
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