Online dating can be an amazing experience. It is important to remember that you should take some precautions in protecting your identity and your computer equipment. Make sure to have a good antivirus program on your system, something that detects Trojans and key loggers as well. Because you don’t know the people you are meeting, you simply need to take precautions.
If you have just started emailing back and forth to this virtual stranger then you should be careful about the files that you accept. Those files could contain malicious programs that could steal your information. What they are using that information for could be all kinds of unsavory crimes. Anywhere from trying to find out where you live, to “surprise you” or maybe just trying to get your credit card information.
Choose a dating site that you have heard of, that has a popular fan base and that you trust. Many dating sites have measures in place to protect you and your identity. Just play it safe and have fun!