Many people have busy life styles, very narrow circle of friends or dislike the bar scene and internet dating seems like the easiest and most convenient way for them to seek " the significant other".
Besides the undeniable advantages of online dating there are certain dating risks that come with it.
The first and foremost risk is not knowing your date.
Let's not forget that online dating starts "online", and not " offline", "face-to-face" which is far more natural.
The question of physical attraction and chemistry remains unresolved until the first date in person.
But the biggest drawback is that you never really know who the person at the other end of the online communication is.
People use old pictures, twisted facts about their personal and professional life, tailored interests and hobbies, great personality characteristics which are not real.
Why? In the more innocent cases simply to increase their odds of being appealing to members of the opposite sex.
In other cases people might have more dishonest ulterior motifs.
Dating online means getting involved with a stranger, with someone unknown and that always hides a potential danger.
Emotions run high and often cloud our good judgment in dating online because the true image of the person of interest is not thoroughly revealed and this is where your imagination starts to run wild and see him as "the one".
However you should not let your guard off before you background check your date.
Be aware of the dating risk involved and keep in mind that the best way to solve a problem is to prevent it.
The second major dating risks is the motivation of different people to start dating online.
Let's say you background checked your date and he has a spotless past.
He gave you all the right information about himself and is indeed knowledgeable and funny as he stated in his ad.
However you are looking for true love, for serious commitment and he is looking simply for sexual pleasures.
Many people use online dating sites as a venue for their worldly needs, as a new inexpensive way of finding sexual partners.
Others that we would label " gold diggers" are in search of financial stability and more luxurious future.
There is also a small group of online daters that are really willing to meet new people but they are still recovering from break-ups or divorces and are not really available emotionally.
In their case the online sites turn into a source of rebound partners.
One of the biggest dating risk is that you and your partner might not be on the same page when it comes to relationships, that you might be led to the dating game by different motifs.
And that always brings disappointment in the end.
Online dating risks exist and are a part of the game.
Since you are getting involved with unknown individuals, you must equip yourself with the necessary protection.
Be cautious, always background check your date first and don't allow emotions to cloud your good judgment.