Love it or hate it, online dating appears to have staying power and will likely be with us for quite a while.

Online dating has gone from something that was scoffed at a few years ago, to a ubiquitous technology that is as mainstream as ordering pizza.

There are dating sites that cater to certain niche audiences such as the infamous and of course there are still the large established mega sites such as match.com, eharmony, and others.

They take advantage of folks who are looking for love and will try to lure them away from dating sites and over to phishing sites and other nefarious enterprises.

Scammers will employ technologies such as bots to do their dirty work and will make it difficult to tell the real folks from the fake ones.

They've had enough demands in their life including those put on them by ex-wives and families. Otherwise it's like false advertising, which is hard to keep up.

They're not looking for a repeat of what they just left. Don't try and pretend to be a certain way just to attract a Quality Man, when in reality, you are not that woman.

Until you've really gotten to know someone, you should never give out your location.

When you agree to meet, neutral public locations with a lot of people are probably best for meeting someone new.

They may waste a little time trying to build a rapport with you, but eventually, they will show their true colors and try to close the deal by enticing you to click a link or contact them offsite.