Online dating has opened a whole new world of dating opportunities for men and women alike, but there are some things you should consider before you take the plunge. While most online dating sites work hard to ensure the safety of their members, exercise caution regarding the personal information you provide online. Also, you are developing relationships with people outside the normal day-to-day routine of work and other frustrations, so don't move to quickly. Make sure you give yourself ample opportunity to meet and spend time with your online date in the 'real world.' Finally, set realistic expectations for your online dating experience. You're still dealing with flawed human beings; don't let the technology make you forget that important point.