But it’s a thorny issue - and one that must be tackled, as more and more of us turn to the online dating.
No longer do we see tabloid headlines screaming ‘meet the couple who found love ON THE INTERNET!
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Safety advice Dating is fun but to ensure you do it in the safest way possible we have put together some golden rules to help you get the most out of your online dating journey.
Published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, it explains that there’s a ‘tipping point’ when it comes to online dating.
Put simply, how soon you meet will have a direct effect on your chemistry. You could be consigning yourself to a disappointing date.
Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.’ For Britain’s 16 million singles, looking for love online is the norm.Studies have suggested that anything between 35 and 50 per cent of all couples in the UK, now meet via the web.