Rules online dating safety
These days you're in the minority if you don't know at least one person who met their current husband, wife or partner on an online dating site.
According to a recent survey, one in five people in a new committed relationship and one in six couples married during the last three years met their significant other using an online dating service.
Here are a few safety tips you should know before you go looking for love online, with some reassurances from seasoned "virtual" daters. Wait until you actually meet the person and build up a level of trust before you share your address, phone number or real email address.
(You typically use an encrypted email on these sites.) Stay local.
The Risks Privacy Maintain privacy and avoid identity theft or fraud.