An amusing story out of Yahoo! Entertainment news further emphasizes the importance of getting to know your online match before getting too attached. From the article:
"Skirt-chasing playboy Daniel Anceneaux spent weeks talking with a sensual woman on the Internet before arranging a romantic rendezvous at a remote beach -- and discovering that his on-line sweetie of six months was his own mother!"
This is proof that people can be rather convincing when misrepresenting themselves online. Make sure you see a few pictures of your match and chat on the phone before agreeing to meet in person. For more about the man who hooked up with his mother, click here.