While successfully dodging the risks and meeting challenges, I personally found internet dating great. Like many other people I know who used internet dating, in spite of occasional disappointments, along the way I made a number of great new friendships, some of which continue to this day. I did also find the love of my life, and have assisted others to do the same. Through the dating process you will discover that you are not alone and that there are many thousands of people just like you many of whom live in your city, town or the next town.
For example: one old friend did poke considerable fun at me for looking for a partner via the internet. One night shortly after this, her drink was spiked at a club, and she ended up in the ladies room, vomiting and passing out. She was unable to determine how long this went on for but estimates between 45 minutes to 3 hours. Her attempts to phone and text friends for help did not bring her any assistance. Eventually she managed to get a taxi home, and her youngest son (14 at the time) spent the night looking after his violently ill mother. She was fortunate and suffered no long term ill-effects, though the horrified family doctor later told her she should in fact have spent the night in hospital, under observation.