By Martha Cliff for MailOnline. Many of us will have suffered the disappointment that comes with discovering than an online date is not all they seemed. However some reactions can be more extreme than others. In a recent study it was revealed that the number one fear that women have about dating online is that they will meet a serial killer.
Cyber Relationships: The Risks and Rewards of Online Dating
Online dating and the fear of 'ruling people out'
Online dating is now one of the most popular ways to meet new people. It offers convenience, it is quick and it helps you to find the perfect match before having to meet them in person. However, despite the ease and fun of online dating, many still feel that they are exposing themselves to people they do not know while also putting them at risk of meeting people they do not trust. In reality, online dating is extremely safe and is just as much fun as traditional dating when you choose the right dating site. So, how do you Deal with your fears of online dating?
Online Dating Fears
I remember the first e-mail I received from Jamie; it wasn't exactly poetic. Looking back, it's hard to believe what that simple line would lead to. He'd sent his note via Match. At the time, I was nearing 30 and working as a secretary at a big investment bank in New York City—not exactly the fulfillment of a lifelong dream.
For many women, diving into the world of online dating can be fearful, uncertain, and emotional. Below are tips to help you gain confidence and online date successfully in your second act. My clients at 33 Thousand Dates who have success with online dating come into the process with an open, positive, adventure-seeking attitude.