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!!!
Hitchhikers, rocket scientists, even nuns probably do it, at least once. Then there are other dangers -- boredom, disillusionment, getting dumped, or simply getting taken.
The topic is dating, and the custom is as old as Adam and Eve. Two love experts offer their dating advice: Face it; finding a great mate takes some research.
“Don’t let your heart get in the way of basic common sense,” says Siciliano.
Be Aware of Internet Dating Red Flags As with most online activities, crowds of legitimate users are interspersed with con artists who are eager to capitalize on an opportunity to scam victims out of cash and personal information.
Jennifer Litwin, a lifestyle reporter for several TV news outlets, uncovered some alarming statistics during undercover work on an online dating investigation.
Even being revealed as a member of Adult Friend Finder might be embarrassment enough for some: The site is, as its name suggests, "adult" in nature. Penthouse Media Group acquired it along with the rest of its network, which also includes less risque sites aimed at religious and senior daters among others, back in 2007.
That was around the same time Adult Friend Finder settled with the Federal Trade Commission for allegedly foisting "sexually explicit online pop-up ads on unwitting consumers" who weren't looking for porn, including children.