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Cribb recommends meeting in a public place, especially one where you know who works there.Then, they can sense if something is off during the date.But it still means that one-third of online daters have not yet met up in real life with someone they initially found on an online dating site.
"I can say in the local area there's been a few, several from the whole Quad City area of internet dating gone bad," said Lieutenant Chad Cribb, Investigations/Civil Division, Scott County Sheriff's Department. Cribb says dating online is the wave of the future, but to stay safe, no matter your age, or how involved a relationship for which you may be looking, there are three things to never do when it comes to meeting someone you met online in person for the first time.Despite the wealth of digital tools that allow people to search for potential partners, and even as one-in-ten Americans are now using one of the many online dating platforms, the vast majority of relationships still begin offline.Even among Americans who have been with their spouse or partner for five years or less, fully 88% say that they met their partner offline–without the help of a dating site. "The second thing probably is, make sure you drive yourself there.You don't want to rely on anybody to pick you up especially if it's that other person," he said. "As easy as it is to do, try to stay sober," said Lt.