If you’ve been online for any length of time, you probably noticed the amount of chat rooms, forums and even online dating services that are around. People meet, people bond and people really do fall in love over the Internet. There have been extremely beautiful love stories written from simple, humble meetings in chat rooms.
Then there are the not-so-beautiful stories that involve people who have lied about their names, their backgrounds, and even people with darker motives for meeting trusting souls online. Before you agree to meet anyone online, do your homework and do a background check.
A background check is perfectly legal for you to and you can find out a world of information. Wouldn’t you like to find out before you meet your online romantic interest in the flesh for the first time that he isn’t a habitual drunk driver, have domestic abuse issues or is even a sex offender. All of these situations have happened to women meeting men online.
More insidious men have met women online and managed to scam some very smart women out of thousands and thousands of dollars. No matter how smart you are, if you’re heart is compromised and involved in the decision making, your judgment may be clouded.
Protect yourself and do a background check. Learn the truth about anyone before you agree to meet them, it’s only common sense.