So, how do you protect yourself when you try online dating?
The first step in online dating safety is to choose a safe, reputable dating site.
There are hundreds of dating sites to choose from, most of which are reliable sites, but there are some that may charge you excessive fees and they do not do a thorough check on the clients who sign up with the site.
Besides the ability to block someone from contacting you, many dating sites also feature the ability to turn off instant messages, location tracking, etc.
Check the privacy settings page on your dating website of choice to see what settings are available.
Lyne disappeared last Friday after leaving to meet a date, who police identified as John Robert Charlton, 37.