• Tip #6: Take your time getting to know someone on-line.
Studies show that relationships develop faster online.
And, before you meet in person, move the conversation from online to phone.
These days you're in the minority if you don't know at least one person who met their current husband, wife or partner on an online dating site.
According to a recent survey, one in five people in a new committed relationship and one in six couples married during the last three years met their significant other using an online dating service.
Chances are excellent that someone you know already knows the ropes and would be willing to help coach you.
Most online dating sites also offer tips to help you get started.