More and more, people are exploring the world of online dating and meeting people to share their lives with, either electronically or in person. Sadly, a small minority of people lurk on the internet searching for potential victims. It’s common for these predators to victimize people who, for various reasons, are emotionally needful. These predators fall into two categories: sexual predators and financial scammers. Both types will work long and hard to establish an emotional relationship, then attack. To stay safe, always meet in a public place, let others know your plans, pay your own way, keep a separate email account for online dating, and don’t send any pictures you don’t want everyone to see.

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