Safe online dating

Here are seven tips to keep in mind as you look for love online:“Tell your friends where you’re going and when you’ll be home,” said Helen Fisher, a senior research fellow with the famed Kinsey Institute and chief scientific advisor to

Information about scammers and spammers will protect you from the handful of people who use online dating services illegitimately and emotional safety tips will keep your heart intact.

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.

Last year alone, twice as many marriages occurred between men and women who met online than took place among couples who met in bars, clubs and at other social events combined.

Use our Online Dating Safety Tips to enjoy safe and successful online dating.

Many people wrongly assume that using an online dating service is the equivalent of throwing in the towel and screaming, "All right already, I'll do it - I'm desperate!