Online dating is not a new thing in the world. Since the advent of internet people have always been curious about finding their love partner over the internet but cyberspace can be a risky place to find such a person because you never really know who the person is on the other side of the computer. There are various cases in where criminal-minded people have lured innocent people into false affection and have stolen their identity and information to try some of their pranks over the internet. Hence, you need to be very careful when you are handling online dating chats on any of the popular websites.
The best thing you should do when you enter any online dating chat room is just watch the people talk. You can read the chats of other people as well unless someone sends you an invitation to talk privately on a separate window. You can checkout which person you want to talk to and than start talking by asking name and other information. Be ready for an answer because the person on the other side will be asking you the same questions or even more personal. However make sure that you do not move with the flow.
Keep your chat smooth but make sure you do not reveal too much of information. You can divert the subject to something else like talking about his or her whereabouts and favorites places where they hangout and so on. Do not give out your pictures or telephone numbers in the very first chat even if the person on the other side is friendly and courteous. You need to have a good control over the chat because if you have a control over the chat than you can dominate the other person and get him or her close to you but still keep them at a distance.