(Consider the fake Nigerian prince email scams so many of us have received.) Listen to the experts. " says Julie Spira, a leading online dating expert, bestselling author of , and creator of profiles for singles via Cyber Dating
"Dating sites (usually) take their members' safety issues very seriously and make it easy for you to report any suspicious profiles or serious problems right away.
It was kinda easy to WOO and WOW women on the phone and they not only thought me safe, they felt an almost unique connection with me.
Now I mostly would talk to moms, because as a dad, I thought them safe. Just because they read a profile and a few correspondences or shared one cocktail at a bar, they felt they knew me and felt comfortable.
The success to dating is to take it at your own pace.When Rat Pack singers croon about "strangers in the night," it sounds so romantic.But in the online dating world, meeting strangers can be scary and poses a whole host of challenges, among them money scams and identity theft.Ask any of our members and they’ll tell you this extra focus on safety creates an environment that’s really not like anything they’ve found anywhere else.But it also means we get some extraordinary insights into the sorts of things that scammers, fakes and fraudsters will try to do to get money (or worse) from their intended victims.