Five years ago, an Austrian woman decided to give online dating a try.(She asked that I only use her internet handle, Firefly, for reasons that will soon become clear.) It had been about a year since Firefly got divorced.If you take note of the warnings and advice on security, you should be fine.
Fortunately the vast majority of our members never encounter a situation where their safety is under threat. Just like crossing the road or meeting new people in any environment, including a Church or in the course of a job, it is usually very safe but it is necessary to take care and some precautions.
At the same time, you need to do your bit to look after yourself, your friends and for the wider Christian Connection community.
By pulling data from these profiles, they have created the average male and female scammer profiles - including everything from their age to their hair, job, eye colour and posture.
They found the most common female profile, set up for romance scamming purposes, is a brunette in her twenties (29 was the most common age) with blue eyes.
Now, a study has revealed just what a typical scammer looks like - from their eye colour to their posture and even their political stance.
Scroll down for video Experts at Scamalytics, who provide anti-scammer software to dating sites, sift through millions of fake profiles every year.
If you go weak at the knees for a blue-eyed brunette, you could be headed for danger as experts have revealed these are some of the most common traits found in romance scammers.
With almost 8 million people using online dating in the UK, fraudsters know exactly how to get people clicking on their profiles and they'll make sure they use the right photographs to lure their victims in.
Within 10 minutes of posting, she had a handful of virtual suitors — and one stood out.