Is Online Dating Really Safe?

Nowadays people shop, do their banking and make friends online, so it is only natural that people are now finding their soul mates online as well. There are some great dating sites around where genuine and sincere people are looking for a relationship just like you. Millions of people find love online every year, and as long as you take the necessary measures, there is no reason why you can’t too.

Unfortunately online dating sites are also home to many predators who are either out to get your money or to live out their sick and warped fantasies. The good news is that reputable dating sites are now screening for sex offenders. They also monitor messages and chats so that they can notice any shifty behaviors. Maybe a user is speaking to an abnormal amount of people at once, or sending links to spam sites.

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How To Spot A Married Online Dater

American statistics have shown that 22% of married men have had an extra marital affair at least once in their lives. Surprisingly women are not that much better with over 14% having strayed from their husbands. Count in all the thousands who were not surveyed or would not admit it, and we have a pretty high number of dishonest love rats!

The Internet provides the perfect opportunity for people to canoodle and communicate with people in secret whilst being in no danger of their partners finding out. In fact there are even websites that are purely designed for illicit encounters, actually promoting extra maritial affairs!

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How To Spot A Fake

People are fooled by scammers every day online and you’ll definitely encounter many unsavory characters when online dating. While scammers are more prevalent on free dating sites like Plenty of Fish, even sites like eHarmony have their share of scammers as well. These con-artists are getting more and more sophisticated, so believe me even the smartest of us can be fooled!

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Real Me Versus the Virtual Me – How Much Should I Share Online?

Imagine turning to that person that you have sat opposite every morning on the train to work and gushing out intimate details of last nights’ passionate encounter. Of course (although it may give them a pretty entertaining journey) this scenario seems completely absurd. So why are we all so ready to form intense relationships and bonds online?

The usual hangups that people possess in normal life are abolished online, and basically anything goes. Feeling kinky? Well just go to a sex chat room and discuss fantasies that you may not have even revealed to your closest friends or partners. Looking for love? Well why not discuss with a stranger you just met on Match.com that you believe you are single due to your childhood hangups that still haunt your dating life?

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Has Online Dating Killed Old Fashioned Romance?

What do you think of as romance? Knights in shining armor rescuing long haired beauties from their towers? Star crossed lovers meeting eyes across a battle field? Or maybe a young girl dropping her books in front of a handsome student? Well, in the real world, sadly things don’t usually work out quite so rosy. That knight was probably married, a bullet would have shot down the soldier and the student would turn out to be a pervy teacher!

The most romantic man that I have ever met was an Italian stallion, Sebastiano who I worked with in Rome when I took a summer internship as a student. He would walk me through his family’s vinyards, cook me magnificent candlelit meals and massage my feet as soon as I sat down. Unfortunately I soon came to realize that Sebastiano was also wooing Sarah, Jackie, and Lisa as well!

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Top 5 Online Flirting Tips

Although the terror of approaching new people online is minimal compared to face to face encounters, in order to reel in a good catch in the cyber sea, you will need a certain level of skill and finesse in the flirting department.

Like in the real world there are certainly do’s and don’ts when turning on your flirt switch. Follow these top flirting tips whether you are on OkCupid or Match.com and you will be sure to entice even the most experienced online daters:

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