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How Safe is Online Dating?

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The internet can be a dangerous place.

Stories such as that of the Craigslist Killer highlight the potential dangers of taking offline relationships into the “real world”. Online dating is now well and truly mainstream — as an industry it generates $1.9b in annual revenue – and although it is not yet governed by Federal law, individual states such as New York and New Jersey regulate online dating sites.

With some 45 million Match and eHarmony members alone, the question is, how do you know who you’re going to meet — the love of your life, or someone with ulterior motives?

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How to Protect Yourself in the Online Dating World

Online Dating: How to Protect Yourself

Online dating can get a bad rap amongst certain groups. Whilst there is no doubting that there are some potential dangers when it comes to online dating, the same can be said of life in general.

In reality, if you take a few simple precautions when engaging in online dating, you are unlikely to ever run into any trouble. It’s more a case of exercising common sense than anything else.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the steps you should take to protect yourself.

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Exploring the Dangers of Online Dating

Online Dating Dangers

You don’t need me to tell you that it’s a big bad world out there. My recent post on online dating horror stories was probably enough to make you think twice about how you conduct yourself online.

The fact is that there are online dating “dangers”, although it’s not a word I am particularly keen on in this context. The danger is typically only present under rare circumstances and only if you put yourself in a position where that danger can become a major issue.

In this post, I want to explore a few of the common online dating dangers, and what you can do to mitigate or avoid them.

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