Although we like to think this wont happen to us, it can happen and it could happen to you, so an online date should be approached with a little skepticism.Greater Expectations Even with online dating there is so much pressure for everyone to stand out.published a disturbing story about a 53-year-old California grandmother and widow who had gotten swept up in one of the oldest cons in the book: the sweetheart swindle. In no time at all, she received a message from a man going by the name of John, who claimed to be a 60-year-old widowed engineer from Colorado. He showered her with compliments, charmed her, and declared that she was "the one." Months later, John said that he had to make a business trip to Africa.He was rocked by a series of emergencies soon after.She responded by reporting him to the local sheriff and the FBI. The authorities never recovered her money, and she was forced to take out loans to live. alone, romance scammers sweet-talked 5,900 victims out of more than .7 million in 2014.The widow's story is a classic case of a romance scam. But this is just the tip of the iceberg, as romance scams are grossly underreported.Internet dating is still a relatively new way of people connecting with people from all over the globe, and people need to understand the dangers out there so they can make their search a safe one.Included in this site or stories from those that have been there, and are willing to share their experiences with others in an effort to educate people and learn from their mistakes.
Therefore meeting people online can feel a little too structured and boring.
The day has come when internet dating is considered a legitimate way of meeting new people in the endless search for the right person.
Chat rooms have replaced bar rooms, and internet dating sites and personal ads no longer have the "stigma" that they once did.
Some wait for the perfect prey, others simply target someone that has previously been victimised and is vulnerable, or lonely.
If you have been through a rough time before, and seek to find another relationship to feel better and get over the hurt and pain of the last one – STOP!!!