Meeting and building quick rapport is so easy online and lately I’ve noticed that women all too often let their guard down, lose their common sense or abandon their self protection to a total stranger.
An optimist would say that this is mainly because online dating websites are on the rise.
From a user's perspective, statistics and platforms don't matter as long as you get to meet wonderful people and feel the thrill of youthful romance.
But before you get too excited, you need to review the most important issue when it comes to any online activity - your safety.
Sure, people knock off a few years here or there and might use a picture that’s six months out of date, but, if someone has minimal information about themselves or one grainy picture be aware that they might not be who they say they are.
Leave a paper trail As tempting as it may be to rush into the first date before really getting to know each other online, gathering some basic information about your date is important.