I would suggest that both will find their stances largely ineffective in dealing with the majority of the population.
Two phone calls is too much unless I’m still uncertain about the man, as the in-person chemistry is so important, and can’t be gauged from phone calls and emails.
Most of us are quite seasoned in the online dating world.
Now you can give out a secondary phone number to potential dates you don't know, and it's not technically fake—it's your temporary digits, or Tigits. Toronto entrepreneur Sean Miller came up with this pretty clever invention.
After a quick registration (and a payment of .95 for one month, .95/year), you'll receive a secondary phone number that you can give out.
Give a general idea about your hangouts, but not details such as “every Tuesday I take a spinning class at X gym on X street”. I personally do not give my number out anymore unless there has been a first date and there is a potential for a second date.
Don’t give your social media accounts out or anything that can trace them back to you. What do you do if they give you their number and ask you to call them or text them? I will admit I used to, but I just don’t feel comfortable doing it because I’ve had some weirdos I didn’t want to talk to keep texting and calling even after months of not talking.
Just like meeting rather than being picked up on the first date, it’s really no big deal.
IMO, after a few emails exchanged and one phone call, I know if the person is someone I’d like to meet.
They seem nice enough, but you are only seeing what they want you to see. So you have to set your boundaries almost immediately when you’re chatting online and before you’ve met someone in person and decided to move further.
You know absolutely nothing about them or their lifestyle. Setting your boundaries means that you don’t give out personal identifiable information about you.
Be cognizant of what you’re doing at all times with online dating and the people you meet. When I refused one guy my Facebook account he quickly told me that he promises not to stalk me too much …