If you like each other, set a date to meet." (Just be safe: Meet in a public place, bring a cell phone and be sure someone else knows where you are.) Keren Bernard and Peter Mannes, Brooklyn, New York Keren Bernard, 35, signed on to the dating website JDate (which matches Jewish singles) mostly for fun back in 2005. "He was standing near one of my favorite architecture books.
"A friend of mine was on it, and it was free back then, so I figured why not? There were all these things he wouldn't do, like eat after 8 p.m., and after our first date he sent all these weird emails. And we went out to eat at my favorite Japanese restaurant," says Keren.
'" says Tonya, who had been married before (and has a 12-year-old daughter).
Meanwhile, Frank, 41, a lifelong bachelor, had been online for a year on different match-up sites.
Lesson learned: If you're thinking of Internet dating, do it.