Is internet dating worth the risk?

June 12, 2009 7:16am CST
Is internet dating generally safe or dangerous? I think it's generally safe and I have a friend who met her husband online who is very happy. But then again you read about people who have been lied to or scammed online. For example by people claiming they are single when they are in fact married, or from people just out to con money from others. I have a friend who I think should try internet dating. She has a busy job and when she does have time to see friends and go to parties, it's always the same crowd of people so she doesn't get to meet anyone new. I'd like her to give internet dating a try but she's very cautious. Have you any good or bad experiences of internet dating? Do you think it's safe?
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5 responses
• India
3 Jul 09
I have a case where people met online , but as they were in love she has not verified completed what is he or where is he actually working , she believed all his stories , But later she suffered in his hands as he is not a well behaved and charactered man , Thankfully her dad saved her from any further danger.I dont tell it happens always , but be careful and smart enough now things.
14 Jun 09
Hi winewisky, I do know someone who is happily married to a guy she met on the internet and had been married for a long time now, so I think its just pot luck, there are lot of honest people on the internet too but you jst have to be careful I supposed and your gut feeling about these things, but I wouldn't because I am already married. Tamara
• United States
12 Jun 09
Hi winewhiskey...I have both pro and con story on this issue. A friend of mine met a nice gentleman online and they ended up moving in togather and are having a wonderful relationship and companionship. On the other hand a nephew met a girl who told him she was in a country that she didn't want to be in becasue her parents had been killed in an accident. My nephew sent this person money and then they wanted more...he found out the hard way that she was scamming him and has probably done it to quite a few trusting souls. She lives in Nigeria or so she says and that is where he had sent the money to, but who knows for sure. You just have to be watchful and not get takin in by scammers. It is a hard lesson to learn. flutterby
• India
12 Jun 09
cant Say ...Bt Its ReaL FuN
• United States
12 Jun 09
ive had some good experiences with online dating you just really got to get a feel for the person your talking more than anything most people have a sixth sense about someone that is married or a scam artist they just get so caught up in the illusion they run with it only hurting in the end. Just take a breath and really pay attention to the person if it sounds fishy its probably a fish