Take things slowly and share more information when you feel comfortable doing so.

It is impossible to get back information once you have given it away.

Connecting With New People Online Get to know people, take your time and trust your instincts.

Password & Security - Be careful when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others can't view or record your password or personal information.

- Be wary of opening email attachments from someone you have only just met - Ensure that you keep your internet security software up to date.

- Stop communicating with anyone who attempts to pressure you into providing your personal or financial information or who seems to be trying to trick you into providing it.

If this happens contact the dating provider immediately to not only protect yourself but other users too.

Take Your Time - Sometimes when you're excited about someone, your instincts can be confused by strong feelings.

Take care and take your time when you talk about yourself.

Skype and Internet Calls Use the Internet to make calls safely.

You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).

Be Responsible and do your own Research - There is a limit to an online dating provider’s ability to check the backgrounds of users and verify the information they provide.

They cannot do a criminal records check on every user.

There is no reason for anyone to ask you for money or your financial information, whatever sad or sob story they give.