Online dating safety is a huge concern for online daters.
This is why some online daters will turn to a professional match making company.
He is a complete stranger with a fabricated persona.
Deborah Nelson of Colorado Springs, CO, knows first-hand the shock of this terrifying scenario and is helping prevent it from happening to others.
In her true story, “Oops, I married a Con Artist,” Nelson proves that now, more than ever, singles need to know the identity of the people they are dating.
The crime of identity theft in financial transactions is costly, but is also beginning to infect personal relationships, especially amongst the dating population.
Imagine This: Awakened by morning sunlight streaming through your window—your first thought today was a single, stunning realization. The man in bed next to you is not the man you married.Without a shared history or mutual friends, the people feel interchangeable." Jeff N., 55, says that he has slowly warmed up to online dating: "I used to be very shy about it and still don't feel entirely comfortable.Maybe I'm a bit old-fashioned; I like to meet in person first and then see where things go, rather than communicating online, then meeting the person and seeing if they live up to expectations," However, he adds, "Online dating forces you to be more outgoing, and it is an easy way to potentially connect with a lot people, especially if one isn't in many social situations." Eve B., is a 55 year-old teacher and writer in Manhattan who did her homework prior to her first date: I did Google religiously when vetting a cyber-date prospect, to try to find out as much as I could about him -- and thus assure myself that he was who he said he was.Here are a few safety tips you should know before you go looking for love online, with some reassurances from seasoned "virtual" daters. Wait until you actually meet the person and build up a level of trust before you share your address, phone number or real email address.(You typically use an encrypted email on these sites.) Stay local.