Finding love online can result in new friendships, fun casual flings, hot romances and happily ever afters but there can also be a dark side.
I joined my first social networking website as a hormonal 15-year-old boy back in 2001.I would spend hours on the computer chatting with teenage girls from all over the globe.It opened up a world I never knew existed and let’s just say I met my fair share of weird and wonderful people.From the gorgeous young blonde woman who had my heart in her virtual hands, only for it to be broken when I found out she was a man; to the beautiful brunette that lived ‘next door’ but in reality was miles away. READ ALSO: 5 Awesome Ways To Sex Up Your Online Profile Photos And Get Noticed I learnt at an early age that online, people are not always who they say they are.Knowing what to look out for and what to do when meeting new people on the Web will save you time, money, heartbreak and long games of lies and deceit.
Nobody wants to be scammed yet most people are not quite sure what to look out for.
Follow these tips and you could soon find yourself with new friendships, fun casual flings, hot romances and maybe even your happily ever after. If someone asks for money or your bank details then they are most likely a scam artist.
Rule 101 of meeting new people online is never send money to anyone!
If you do it, then you have no one but yourself to blame.
Free sites offer no protection and no protection means you’re vulnerable to predators!
Yes some people might meet through social media sites, but don’t forget they are the exception; most free sites will only waste your time.