I've always been told by someone else, "You don't know who you're talking to online. They could be anyone." so can someone in RL. One woman thought she had married the man of her dreams. They had kids, a nice home... turned out he was a murderer. He killed her and the kids then shacked up with his fancy woman.
Long as you have common sense and meet up in public, how can anything go wrong? unless they've got balls of steel and shoot/stab you in broad daylight..... O_O
The point is... you just never know. You can't even trust your friends 100% because one girl got spiked and raped by hers. She had known them for years also.
The world we live in is f'd up. You just got to take chances to be happy and that's that. Can't live in fear all our lives can we? that ain't living.