Q: Widowed A Year Ago: Are Online Dating Sites Safe?

ValentonLovThe loss of my husband is easing now, and family and friends are urging me to sign up for one or more online dating sites. I’m in my mid-50s, and the idea seems OK now. What do you suggest? MGL, Los Angeles CA

A: Of the many online dating sites available, you need to be aware of the dangers, from greedy ones that only want your money, as well as actually dangerous thieves. Clicking in could link you up with crooked experts who can hack into your financial accounts.

We suggest you should investigate the online dating sources later, but for now try to find a safe way to mingle. Check local church, social, educational and other nearby groups that offer singles events. Then you’ll have choices of when to attend now and/or try online single activities later.

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