Unfortunately, there is always a downside to something so good.
Online daters need to be cautious when meeting people online. One example is of a friend of mine who had her heart broken when she met the man of her dreams online.
In its early stages, online dating was viewed by many people as a last resort for the desperate.
But, as people’s lives became more integrated with the internet, dating websites and apps shook that stigma and went mainstream.
Nowhere does the advice “trust your instincts” hold more true than when you go to the Internet to find a date.
We suggest that you stick to well-known websites and do some research. Membership to these sites isn’t cheap, so if someone is paying, they are usually more serious about actually finding a relationship.
Conduct Internet searches in order to find out how many members are subscribed, read reviews that may include both good and bad experiences from the site. Does the site provide the name of a real person, or at least a phone number to contact if you have questions? Free sites tend to have more members, which equals more choices, but it also means there’s a higher chance of interacting with a scammer on a these sites.
However, some cities’ singles should use more caution than others.
The experts at High Speed and Safe analyzed a year’s worth of STD (sexually transmitted disease) and violent crime data, then adjusted it for population to determine a safety score.
Online dating still carries certain risks, but with its widened acceptance, those dangers can easily be overlooked.