Dangerous Liaisons & Online Dating


Dangerous Liaisons & Online Dating
Five things you can do to stay safe while online dating.

Even when you feel you have met your "perfect" match, keep your defenses in place. Take your time getting to know someone and always make careful choices regarding any information you reveal or how intimate you become with this person. Trust is earned, so let him prove it to you. Meeting his friends and family will give you great insight as to what type of person he is and depth of character as well.

5. If a date asks you for a loan or any financial information, report it and then run.


Con artists have their story polished and practiced. No matter how compelling the “hard luck” story, it is almost always a scam. I have a friend who was scammed by a man she met online. He lived in another country and told her that he was injured in an accident at work and was in the hospital. He even put the "doctor" on the phone with her. He told her that he needed to borrow 3,000 to pay the hospital bill, but as soon as he was back on his feet, he would fly to her and they would live happily ever after. She foolishly sent him the money, but of course, never heard from him again.

We want to trust, we want to believe in the good of humanity, we want to give love and be loved. Sadly, humans are flawed and some are truly evil. Your life is not worth going against your gut feeling, your intuition.

You can still have a ball getting out there in the dating world. Mixing, mingling, wining and dining on the path to true love. There are some wonderful men out there for you to meet. Just make like and owl and be wise!



Article contributed by

Marla Martenson


Marla Martenson, matchmaker & author of Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker

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