Meet in a public area and don't tell them where you live.
But if you're into more than a wham-bam-thank-you-whoever, experts say details matter.
Don't write vague statements about being fun, easy-going and enjoying long walks.
Also, don't include too much personal information, as this could give away your address, for example.
If you do decide to meet someone, use your street smarts.
So what are the best ways to boost the odds of finding that special someone with whom to share your heart and Wi-Fi password? Online dating service Ok Cupid looked at the data of various sexual orientations, and the pattern was obvious.
Tip: If you upload more than one photo, you get at least twice as many likes. Well, you've got a leg up if you're a pet owner with frequent flier miles.Zoosk found that men who posted selfies received 8 percent fewer messages. That matches up with Davis' experiences of sitting down with clients and watching them weed through profiles. (Sorry.) If you really want to show a selfie, consider the location.One of my dear friends was clearly not impressed with one selfie she saw of a man in a parked car. That's what I learned after talking with dating services for tips about what works and, more important, doesn't work when you're trying to attract a date. Data shows that profile pictures like these -- extremes that forget the point is to present an attractive self-- ultimately don't work.And being good at online dating isn't just about the hookup culture, it's about potentially finding your life (or next) partner.There's a guy in a banana suit holding a startlingly obese cat. Perhaps you'll be entranced by the creature's lifeless eyes. There's something that banana man, Bambi-killer and the Jeep fan have in common: They're all hoping you see something in their photos that pulls you in, that you'll want to find out what's beneath the banana suit, if you will. More than 90 percent of America's 54.3 million singles have tried online dating, according to the Statistic Brain Research Institute.