Indeed, most relationship counselors, including The Rules Girls, Ellen Fein and Sherrie Schneider, agree that logging on can be a great way to meet your match. Online dating services also can be a good option if you frequently travel for work or have children or other responsibilities that make going out to meet people difficult.What's more, you're not confined to the area where you live.Lyne disappeared last Friday after leaving to meet a date, who police identified as John Robert Charlton, 37.
First of all, there’s no question that online dating sites have proliferated.
From relative obscurity just a few short years ago, there are countless websites today that are advertised on TV, radio, in print and billboard ads and on the Internet. But it’s just this easy access that often has a darker side to it.
So, how do you protect yourself when you try online dating?
Bruce Anderson, director of Cyber Intelligence & Investigations, encourages cyber-daters to conduct a background check.
What follows is a brief analysis of the dating landscape as its stands today and a rundown on the risks and rewards of putting yourself out there into cyberspace.
The Platforms: There are essentially two ways of playing the online dating game, the more traditional dating websites or the newer school of swiping applications.Friends said Lyne met Charlton a few months earlier through an as-yet-unnamed online dating site.Charlton reportedly has a lengthy rap sheet, including misdemeanor assaults — but it’s unlikely his dating profile mentioned that detail.You can search the world, since you have international access via the Internet.And you can meet people without fear of commitment.You can socialize with people across the globe, relaxing in the cozy environment of your house, with internet dating.