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Published: Friday, Nov. 8 2013 9:45 a.m. MST

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BballWatcher
Park City, UT

Unfortunately, I don't believe this article went far enough into the potential risks of online dating. I recently did a bit of research on a gentleman that my elderly mother was communicating with through an online dating service, and found out that he was impersonating someone who died a few years ago. He had a very well prepared story line and spent a great deal of time "grooming" my mother to believe that his work was preventing them from meeting in person, and then he needed to go overseas, where for some mysterious reason his own funds were unavailable to him and if she cared about him, she should be willing to help him, right? Thankfully, my relationship with my mom is good enough that she listened to me and didn't get taken advantage of financially, but I can imagine that there must be people out there who fall for it, or there wouldn't be so many of them out there (two others have also asked her for money). She is now following my suggestion that if she can't meet them in person, the relationship doesn't continue.

Mikki
St. George, UT

I tried online dating earlier this year, ldssingles.com is where I signed up. I quickly found out that you aren't safe from pervs even on an lds dating site. I removed my profile and cancelled my subscription after just a few days.

BYU Fan in DC
Washington, DC

I met my wifey online. We got lucky because we were only online for a couple months. This article had an interesting title, but sadly the writer did not proofread, so it was very confusing. You can't introduce new characters without explaining more about who they are or it will feel like reading Catch-22. Deseret News, please have articles proofread before you send them out.

Aguia
Logan, UT

I had far more enjoyable dates resultant from online dating than the traditional methods of dating. I found online dating a great way to meet new people. I didn't have any issues with people misrepresenting themselves.

rlsintx
Plano, TX

Hasn't worked for me. $6000 later, I finally gave up. Maybe I should have given it more than 10 years.

Beaver Native
St. George, UT

Both As in the "real world", you have to be careful, but I think more so with online dating. It's easier for a person to misrepresent themselves with online dating, but it's also a great way to let people know you're single, what you're like and what kind of a person you are looking for. It's also a great way to learn something more about a person, as long as you do a background check of some type. Myself? I got burned, but I chalk it up to being too trusting.

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