Match, EHarmony, Tinder and Zoosk even have web pages specifically dedicated to it.
They cover the basics: do not give out personal information, do you research and only meet in public.
Speaking for the first time since his sister Sharon Winters was murdered by online lover Kevin Hawke, Stephen urges women to be wary of meeting men on the internet."She was a lonely heart just wanting love," Stephen said of his sister.
"That animal preyed on her caring nature."I still can't believe someone would want to hurt my poor, defenceless sister in such a horrific manner," he added.
Her emails from a Gmail account arrived every two days and at first were full of the little details of her life, like walking in the park with her friends and hanging out for pizza.Of those connecting with people online, nearly two-thirds (or 66 percent) have met up with the person on a date.Dozens of articles and experts have talked about safety when it comes to online dating.When Beckman got home that night, Ridley attacked her with a butcher knife, stabbing her repeatedly until it broke.Then, he stomped and kicked her and left her for dead.A smitten Dave began to make plans, discussing travelling to Russia to see her — but he also had his doubts.