These sites will often ask you to list the city you live in, your date of birth, marital status, gender, and even more detailed information, such as if you own pets or have children.
It may seem rather invasive, but it helps the site match you with people in your area and help you narrow down criteria in member searches.
Additionally, a lot of these sites will have what are called “personality quizzes” The purpose of these quizzes are to help match you with other like-minded individuals.
However, those answers from those tests can be very personal and you want to be sure that your private information is being protected properly.
Create a username that you have not used on any other accounts.
Make sure you do not use any aspect of your real name, or any other personally identifiable such as birthdates- even birth years.
If the user’s profile seems too good to be true, it probably is.