LAS VEGAS CHANNEL 3 -- May 18 -- "The first mistake I made was I said you can come to my house and pick me up." The couple headed back to her house, where Sonja had big plans to give him a parting kiss in anticipation of their next date. Instead, he asked to come inside to use her restroom. She, in turn, went to the master bath to fix her lipstick. When she came out, he was sitting on her bed. Now she hopes other women will hear her story and think twice about their own safety, especially when dating online. "Will you online date again?" "No, no I will not. I realized that when I tried the online dating thing - that if you're willing to pay 19.99 a month, you'll meet 19.99 guys." There are some companies out there now that, for a fee, will do a background check on a potential date for you. Safety Tips For Dating Online, 1. Start Slow, 2. Guard Your Anonymity, 3. Exercise Caution And Common Sense, 4. Do A Little Digging, 5. Request A Photo, 6. Chat On The Phone, 7. Meet When YOU Are Ready, 8. Watch For Red Flags, 9. Meet In A Safe Place, 10. Take Extra Caution Outside Your Area, 11. Get Yourself Out Of A Jam FULL ARTICLE @ KVBC
Mark Brooks: Hmm, I wonder which companies provide background checks? Anyone know of any? Bad example, good advice. Silly girl. $19.95 is kinda cheap these days. eHarmony is raising the bar in that respect. I'd rather meet people who were more serious and committed (to the tune of $50 a month). Wouldn't you?