Archive for 9 May 2005

Internet Danger for Online Romances

Online Romance Week is upon us again, and experts are warning Internet users to be cautious about who they chat to online.

Online community expert Jonathan Bishop of Efail Isaf, Pontypridd is warning of the dangers of online romances, “Whilst it is proven that speaking to someone online can enhance face-to-face relationships, people are not always who they say they are”, he explains, “The world is full of stories of people who’s lives have been almost ruined because of a relationship that started online”.

Mr. Bishop offers a number of suggestions to people wanting to meet in person someone they have spoken to online: “If you’re absolutely certain you want to meet up, its important that you meet in a public place during the day and always let someone know where you are, or if possible take someone along with you”.

Online Romance Week runs from Friday 13 May to Thursday 19 May and can be a time where lasting relationships are formed through the medium of the Internet. A website explaining the dangers of chatting online can be found at

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