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Look Both Ways by Linda Criddle

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Chapter 11. Step 8: Date Safely Online

Suzanne and her girlfriends had been talking about Internet dating for months, but nobody had the nerve to try it. One night while they were out together, the women decided it was time for one of them to go for it. They took a vote, and Suzanne was elected.

The following evening, Suzanne and her friend Michelle sat down to compose her listing. They agreed to post it for one month on a dating site with a good reputation, and to play it safe by creating a fake name and using an e-mail account provided by the service for replies. Before finalizing her personal ad, Suzanne uploaded a picture of herself from her college graduation party a year ago. She was wearing a short-sleeved top and shorts, smiling into the ...

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