Sure, you're out to have a good time but if everything goes well there will be many, many more good times to come. Do not leave your personal belongings or drink unattended at any time.If you go to the bathroom take your phone, bag and/or wallet with you. Keep any drinks close to you at all times and if you've left it, leave it. Be aware of your date's behavior and body language.
Relationship therapist Terri Orbuch says one of the advantages of online dating is it offers access to a large pool of people you can meet while staying comfortable in your own home. "And it opens you up to a wide-open world of potential matches." According to Online Dating Magazine, 20% of Americans have gone out on a date with someone they met on line.
And every year, more than 280,000 marry someone they met that way. One survey found that Americans are spending nearly a billion dollars for online dating services.
The reward at the end could very well be meeting that someone special you've been looking for.
If you find a keeper, you don't have to hide how you met when you tell other people.
Here are five facts about online dating: Online dating has lost much of its stigma, and a majority of Americans now say online dating is a good way to meet people.