Dear Gems from Jen,

Someone I just met wants me to email him at an address that he gave to me. How can I do that without him knowing my email? Is this the right thing to do or should I continue writing to him through JDate?

Thank you,

Dear Sandy,

There are ways to get around using your regular email address; however, I don’t see the purpose. If you are not comfortable corresponding through regular email then only correspond through JDate until you feel ready. There is no rule when it comes to the amount of time one should keep his/her anonymity. It really boils down to when you feel safe enough to share personal information. Until that time, stick to using JDate for all communication and don’t let anyone push you into something you are uncomfortable doing.


Gems from Jen