Quote: Originally Posted by Serryah
But I agree, rare case. After meeting someone online myself, I'd be wary to go that route again, unless I really, really knew the person.
And that's the key to the whole thing, using common sense and not jumping into anything.
While what the woman went through in the news article was horrific, there have been just as many abusive, stalking, and murderous tales that come out of meeting someone by any
method. By no means is it my intention to promote on line dating or meeting anyone that you get to know on line but the whole attitude towards it that we seem to have is really indicative of where we are in society. We want quick, band-aid solutions to our problems, we want someone/something else to take responsibility for our choices. We just seem to be, as a whole, moving further and further away from personal responsibility for the paths we are choosing for ourselves.
There are no absolute certainties in life, but a little forethought, a little planning, a little diligence can go a long way.