Peetra Scavella dates online, and has done so for about three months.
Though, she says she hasn't taken her cyber-dating to the real world yet."Mostly because of empty bios," Scavella said.
Finding a date online can be intimidating enough, but stories like that can make it seem downright scary.
Protecting yourself doesn't just begin when you go to meet someone in person.
England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south.
"I don't want to go and meet someone somewhere if I don't know anything about you."She's very particular when she uses the Tinder app."I don't want to just show up somewhere then I get catfished or I be put in a dangerous situation," Scavella said. Stacy Bates with the Huntsville Police Department says it's what you publicly put on your account that could possibly harm you when things get private."Don't put a lot of personal information online because once it's there, even if you delete accounts or whatever, once it gets out on the Internet, your information is there for someone to access," Lt. But he says to trust your gut when it comes to meeting in person."Once you feel like you know that person, and that you could establish what's going on there, then of course it's like any relationship," Lt. "You proceed as you see fit."Experts say to never give your exact address and also be careful of what pictures you use on your account.People could determine where you're located by your photos.It shares land borders with Scotland to the north and Wales to the west.The Irish Sea lies northwest of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest.
When planning to meet with someone you met through a dating app, experts say the best location is where there's a lot of people.However, police say it's what you do before the meeting that matters.