Ok..we were crazy. We met online and the met up for coffee the next evening and we ended up talking for five hours. I married him six months later...he's amazing :) sometimes I guess you just have to take a chance!
I talked with him online and texting for about a month before we met.
Whenever I did go to meet them, I always made a copy of their profile, their phone number, location we were meeting etc to my friend. That way if something went wrong they had info about the person to find them. I would meet them in a public place and I would also check in with my friend via texting during the date to let her know I was safe etc.
Interesting question. I didn't meet my SO online, though I have used them in the past. One thing I noticed then was the number of US military men who seemed to be looking for wives. I'm Canadian and I can't tell you how many of these men were from other countries, but said they were 'US military men". Each one expresssed strong interest in getting to to know me and possibly relocating to Canada. I never took any of them up on their offers.It made me wonder if it was common practice for other women though. Sort of like a 'green card' arrangement I think.Anyone else have that experience online?