However, this method of dating also involves certain risks. Grohol, founder and CEO of Psych Central, in "Tips for Safe Online Dating," it's a good idea to stay anonymous -- not disclosing contact or other personal information -- while getting to know a potential date through messages.
If and when you agree to meet someone from a dating site in person, do so in a busy, public place.
DO post a recent photo, and write an honest description of yourself.
Unless you work in a totally male milieu – for instance, a urologists’s office, NASCAR race track, or beef ‘n’ ale house -- your quest to meet a man will take you to the Internet.
The good news is that you’ll find thousands and thousands of guys online, all trolling for dates.
If you were arrested 20 years ago at a protest, be prepared to talk about it.
If your jazz group has a review in the local paper, your date may be humming one of your tunes.
Consumers with questions about dating and romance scams, or scams more generally should check the SCAMwatch website or contact the ACCC Infocentre.