The following advice may help inform your instincts.
With roughly 14.3 million single people in Canada and more than one third of Canadians using online dating, a tech columnist says caution is needed when looking for love on the world wide web.
Sometimes it could be parents or a former lover who just hasn’t moved out yet.
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Still, online dating requires you to be cautious and take steps to protect yourself.
Read on to help reduce your risk when you turn to the Internet to find a relationship.
Detective Mike Griffin of the Moline Police Department says while there's plenty of perks to online dating, it's important to be smart about it. You could have a 60 year old guy be a 21-year-old girl online.
You don't know who you're meeting until you see them face-to-face," said Griffin.
After an online date took a tragic turn, people are thinking twice about online dating apps.
Some students at Augustana College have mixed feelings about apps like Tinder and Bumble."It is no different than meeting someone anywhere else," Jamey Ordolis told Ordolis says sometimes it's easier for someone to be dishonest when not meeting in person."Accepting that people do lie and there are sexual predators and scammers on these sites — and of course they are everywhere — but when you are talking to someone on a phone it is even easier to lie, it is even easier to have a false identity, it is even easier to lure people to create a sense of intimacy and trust without them ever having seen you," she said.It's a tragic ending for the Lincoln, Nebraska community after weeks of searching for Sydney Loofe.The 24-year-old was last heard from the night of November 15.According to dating site e Harmony.ca, 53 per cent of users lie on their profiles, mostly about things like age, height, weight and income.