If you have a story and would like to share your experiences with internet dating and dating websites please feel free to email it to us! have also focused on the lighter side of internet dating and dating websites as opposed to the darker side.Internet dating has been portrayed mostly with "success stories", because many of those who have had bad experiences are too embarrassed to talk about them openly, thinking they are the rarity, or the "unlucky one". What's tricky here is people WANT to believe they are going to find what they are looking for (nothing wrong with that) and DON'T want to believe someone may be lying to them or playing games.
The danger of long-distance internet romance is it is extremely easy for someone already involved with a partner to go out and cheat in a relatively safe (for them) environment.
Get a secret email address, create a persona, and have a cell phone and, if necessary a p.o. Many times, before someone can verify that all they have been told over the internet by someone they are interested in dating is the truth, they are already emotionally vested and don't want to hear the truth, or get hurt by hearing the truth.
Please feel free to send us your internet dating experiences with your permission to post your story.
We recently received the following letter from Carolle, who gave us permission to print her story: "I was fooling around on the internet sending emails back and forth to some girlfriends of mine.
Internet dating websites often have numerous testimonials on their websites of how they met their soulmate or spouse using their internet dating service.
What they won't put on their site however, is testimonials from people who have had bad experiences. Please read our internet scam victims stories pages, and perhaps you can avoid an internet dating situation like they went through, or, if you have had a bad internet dating experience you wont feel so alone!They think they are "too smart" to fall for b.s., and it is that attitude that leaves them wide open to be proven wrong.If you are planning to surf the internet with high hopes and expectations, arm yourself with the knowledge of what to avoid and what to watch out for, so you have the best possible chance of a positive outcome.One friend kept pressuring me to try internet dating since my dating life seemed to be going nowhere fast.She sent me an internet dating website and we started going through the profiles, and she helped me to make a profile of my own.So, we kept talking on the phone, and I began to notice he didn't answer my calls mainly during evenings and weekends.