“I was excited.” But last spring, she found out the hard way that not everyone on Internet dating sites is looking for love.
(We’ve changed names to protect privacy.) In fact, her dating site hooked her up with someone who was only looking to scam her out of her life savings—and, sadly, he succeeded.
In our busy lives, online dating is the best chance many of us have to find a loving, lasting relationship. Whether your goal is marriage or meaningful companionship, venues like Match, e Harmony, Ourtime, and Zoosk are winning bets.
You never really know who it is that is behind the screen name.
Hiding behind a made-up moniker could be a rapist, a child molester, a wife-beater, a criminal, or an otherwise unsavory character. You wouldn’t if you’d read some of the horror stories posted on some sites that seek to reveal the dangers and the risks posed by use of online dating services.
There’s little time to get all the things done in a day that have to be taken care of, let alone find the time to meet someone new.
When it comes to women using the Internet to find potential dates or partners, however, there’s both good news and bad news.