In About Online Dating we indicated there is no reason why online dating cannot be a lot of fun, and in fact it almost always is. The last thing we want to do is to frighten you off of internet dating or from socializing online. But we do hope to prevent you from having a truly depressing or even frightening experience while dating on the internet that really spoils the promise and the fun that online dating has to offer.
There are three types of people you need to be wary of while internet dating and we describe them as follows:
These are individuals or groups who may actually be interested in causing you serious harm and may even pose a threat to your physical well being. Examples of such people would be child molesters who use the internet to prey on children, or more relevant to the discussion of online dating might be people trying to lure young adult women into situations where they can enslave them for purposes of forced prostitution. Such people operating on the internet are extremely rare, at least in the case of those trying to get their hands on adults where there is no real evidence of such activity occurring on any online dating site, but the degree of damage they might inflict demands that you always be alert to any signs of being approached by someone with such a motive.
These are individuals or groups who are intent on getting into bank accounts. They are strictly out to steal your money and the internet, particularly dating sites and social networks, is their favourite operating territory these days. They are con artists, and while some are clumsy and obvious, there are others who are extremely gifted at their trade and make a great deal of money by sucking in the innocent and well meaning people who are simply looking for love, friendship or even just someone to hang out with.
3. Game Players
These people are simply interested in having a lot of fun at your expense. They include individuals who, pretending to love you, are simply after your sexual favours. Or they may just get a lot of self gratification by tricking you into falling in love with them, only to dump you and break your heart. For some sick reason they get great joy and self satisfaction out of making other people feel bad.
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