J., the Internet is good at disguising true intent. Sixty to 90 percent of human communication is nonverbal, so you're missing so much.
More, sharing personal details is intrinsic to forming a relationship, but it also can expose you to fraud, says Paul Falzone CEO of Norwell, Mass.-based e Love, one of the world's largest brick-and-mortar dating services.Most need funds fast and press you to commit before thinking, Anderson says. They'll proclaim their love for you while they are taking your money." Schemes mutate with the times, and a recent one targets online daters looking for employment or better income.A "match" claiming to be able to help directs the person to a fictitious company website.Use the computer advantageously, says Jennifer Leuer, general manager for Protect My ID."Google their names, check them out on [social networking website] Linked In or use the Net's white pages." As you're investigating, make your own profile mysterious.