Safran said online daters should not only be aware of potential physical danger, but should be aware of the potential for emotional hurt, as well."Many people are serial daters who enjoy the attention but don't intend to meet you or don't intend to take meeting you to becoming a significant other," she said.Here are Safran's nine tips on how to stay safe when online dating:1.

Suzanne, a young woman in San Francisco, met a man—call him John—on the dating site OKCupid. More notably, he indulged in the kind of profligate displays of affection which signal a definite eagerness to commit.

He sneaked Suzanne’s favorite snacks into her purse as a workday surprise and insisted early on that she keep a key to his apartment. V.—an act roughly equivalent, in today’s gallantry currency, to Perseus rescuing Andromeda from the sea monster.

The next logical step was to invite her to a Camber Exchange event and introduce her to some great people in the industry.

Also, it seemed like the perfect excuse to go hang out at the SRAM worldwide headquarters and potentially get to meet SRAM's CEO. Day Jr., CEO of SRAM, kicked off the event with a few words on the company's history and their current commitment to promote equality in the sport.

Every so often, one of his paramours would catch on and alert the others.

Then he’d block them all on social media and begin the whole thing again.

Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.

Online dating services allow users to become "members" by creating a profile and uploading personal information including (but not limited to) age, gender, sexual orientation, location, and appearance.

After chatting via text and email with several men – none with whom she felt a love connection, she met "Jim." Finally, a spark!

She and Jim met for dinner a few days later, and she said the date was wonderful.

They ended up talking at the restaurant for four hours. Two people spent four hours face-to-face, talking, laughing and having a meal together, and they still didn't trust each other enough to disclose last names?