You may still get a raised eyebrow when telling people you are using the internet for your search for the perfect date, but no where close to the reaction you would have gotten years ago.
Internet dating has gained popularity by leaps and bounds, and unfortunately, so have the dangers and horror stories some have encountered.
Internet dating is still a relatively new way of people connecting with people from all over the globe, and people need to understand the dangers out there so they can make their search a safe one.
Included in this site or stories from those that have been there, and are willing to share their experiences with others in an effort to educate people and learn from their mistakes.
Mary Kay Beckman, 50, was just looking for love but she brought home more than she'd bargained for.
Even after these horrific experiences, however, I maintain that online dating is not inherently more dangerous than meeting someone in a bar or through another anonymous avenue.The day has come when internet dating is considered a legitimate way of meeting new people in the endless search for the right person.Chat rooms have replaced bar rooms, and internet dating sites and personal ads no longer have the "stigma" that they once did.We are well aware that all you need is an email address to open an account on most online dating sites.How many of us have second, third, and even phantom free email accounts at our disposal? Not only did I meet my husband online, but I've also helped numerous singles become part of a couple online.A new report says most Americans think online dating is a good way to meet people.Almost 60 per cent of Internet users said there is nothing wrong with trying to find a partner on the Internet.They did and those friends told her he was a nice person, yet she was still wary.“I was hesitant because you hear about things on Tinder,” she said.Sociologist Dr Kevin Lewis of the University of California told the USA Today newspaper that women must be careful with online dates.He said: "For women, there are lots of guys who are just creepy or unattractive or undesirable." He also said men can have problems finding a date: "They can't get a woman to respond because [women get] so many messages." Dr Lewis also said that 38 per cent of online daters have read an online profile of someone they knew.