In fact, there are simple checks and measures you can adopt to best protect yourself from online daters who will be harmful to your happiness.
Firstly, we need to understand why online dating is so attractive to emotionally needy people and psychopaths.
They are noted for their shallowness and fleeting attachments.
Although they might not be a crazed lunatic, a quick analysis of their writing can reveal a lot about who you're chatting with.
The dating site you’re using reveals a lot about your partner.
For many, online dating is a great and positive way of meeting people in today's fast paced, digital age, but we should be very mindful that a significant minority of online daters are likely to be damaging to you, as they are either emotionally sapping to you or, more harmfully, psychopathic.
Whilst that sounds a little frightening, it doesn't need to be, as long as you're mindful of this.
I’m all for online dating but what if the person you “met” via the internet turns out to be unpleasantly different in real life?