Many people are turning to Internet dating services to increase their chance of meeting someone new. Before you join, compare monthly fees and ask if you can do a free 'test run' before you make a major commitment. Once you are online, determine how much personal information you are going to give out about yourself, and how many people you are willing to communicate with on an ongoing basis. The emails can pile up! Remember, online dating is still dating -- it takes time to get to REALLY know someone. If you are truly interested, move from the Internet exchanges to phone calls to that first in-person meeting in a public setting. This is an important safety precaution that you should always take. Good luck!