How to do online dating safely
Keep in mind, that 50 mile drive for the first date might seem like no big deal, but imagine doing that multiple times a week if things got serious.It can (and has) been done, but know what you're getting yourself into beforehand.
The point of online dating isn't to reinvent yourself or to try out everything new under the sun.
Dating services have been around for decades, but it's only been in the past 6 or 7 years that they've really taken off online.
Here are a few tips we've cobbled together that should help you safely navigate what is, for many, new online terrain.
Always talk to the other person by telephone at least once before agreeing to meet for your first date.
Ask for a photo (if they didn't provide one in their profile) so that you can be assured of meeting the right person.