Dating sites. Do or don't?

Do you think it's smart to look on dating sites for a potential mate?

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    10/07/14
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    10/07/14
    I know of 2 people who met their significant other through dating sites. I just don't want to end up on "Snapfish" because it's some fool playing games with me. LOl
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      10/07/14
      4Katie
      I don't think there is anything wrong with online dating. I think that there are right and wrong ways to do online dating though.
      -First you need to be safe, never reveal your location or full name.
      -Second you need to be honest. Online dating just like any form of dating will only work if you are honest. Don't lie about your looks, your interests or what you are looking for. -Be honest about your expectations and wants.
      -Talk to the person online for awhile before you ever meet them in person, get to know them better.
      -Before meeting in person be a stalker, get their full name, try to look them up, see if anything weird or creepy pops up about them.
      -When planning on meeting the person only meet in a public place. Be sure that a close friend or family member knows when and where you were meeting the person and what time you are supposed to be back. Have a safety net set up in place to protect yourself should something go wrong.
      -Trust your instincts, if something feels wrong it probably is.

      I met my husband through an online dating site. I was a newly divorced mom of two kids and I had no other way of meeting anyone. I was brutally honest in my online profile. I talked to him for a few weeks online and on the phone before we met in person. I met him for the first time at a very large mall, I chose the mall because it had security. I looked him up ahead of time online, found some info out about him, was able to prove everything he had told me so far was true. I told my friend his full name, when and where we were meeting, etc. I was as safe as I could be. Honestly and safety are my two rules for online dating.
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      10/07/14
      Thanks.
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      10/07/14
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      10/07/14
      4Katie
      I probably sound totally paranoid in my post but I was so scared of being kidnapped and murdered. I did everything I could to stay safe. When we were drinking coffee I even asked to see his driver's license just so I knew his name and age were correct.
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      10/08/14
      I don't blame you. You needed to know.
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        10/08/14
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        10/08/14
        I'm so happy for you. I'm thinking about it.
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          10/08/14
          8Theresa Gould
          I think Katie's and Laura's experience says it all. Katie provided some great safety measures. That is important.
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