This forum has really opened my eyes to the shady parts of online dating. So many questions that need to be asked to your potential suitors before anything goes further. I know that even though there are no red flags you still need to pursue those questions.
Just this week I am talking to someone who is in my area (I even went so far as to give him a random question that he couldn't google)
I still throw random things at him when we are talking. I am still weary but I am not going to let the scumbags who caught me when i was vulnerable potentially ruin something good that could come from meeting someone. But I honestly think if it wasn't for what i just went thru, i would not be so cautious.
We as human beings sooo want to be loved and we all want to hear the "fairy tail" quotes. "I want to be with you forever" "Your heaven sent" etc. and that is what they prey on. But the more we let people know about what the scumbags do, even if it gets one woman/man to say Woah this is not right....then you guys have done your job. There will always be people in this situation that even though it is presented to them in black and white will not believe. I tell people about it and they still don't believe it happens.
So Thank you again to the MODS and Owner of this site for the awareness!! You guys are AWESOME!