Let's face it, people can say anything they want about themselves online.

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The best way to get to know someone is by listening to everything they have to say about themselves and then reciprocating your life's story.

As Jesus said so succinctly in John , "If I bear witness of Myself, My witness is not true." Darn right!

You bring your own expectations to the table, hoping this potential Mr. Right will meet your criteria, but in reality, meeting all of your expectations is impossible to do.

This has to be one of the best reasons why online dating can actually be hazardous to your health.

Pick up any book on relationships and you can bet it will have a section on online dating, whether it was written by Dr. This chapter on online dating is usually included to give people another avenue to pursue if they're failing to get a date the old fashioned way.

If these so-called relationship guru's had actually tried to find Mr. Right online, they would have realized what a bad idea it was and never suggested it in the first place.

Just because everyone else out there is doing it, doesn't make it a good idea.

This article is based on my experiences in the online dating world, experiences that stretch out for several years.

Especially if you're interacting with men within a 50-mile radius or more of where you live.