Lots of people are on the search for the "love of their life" and finding it isn't like it used to be. It's not as often you hear about someone meeting someone without using the internet.

So many online options, Tinder, Facebook Dating, Hinge, POF, the list goes on and on. We have taken the good ol' "we met in the frozen food section" line and put it in the past.

Although the "we met at church" conversation still happens, there are even online dating sites for almost all religions.

Don't worry farmers...you're covered too.

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All of the online dating has some people concerned about catfishing and safety. We hear about online dates turning into nightmare dates, but there are still some that turn into a long lasting relationships.

A recent study from Privacyjournal.net, took all U.S. states and ranked them for safety when it comes to online dating. There are states where the risks are much higher than others.

Top 5 states with the highest online dating risks:

  1. Nevada
  2. Alaska
  3. Georgia
  4. Florida
  5. Arizona

Top 5 safest states for online dating:

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Kentucky
  5. Idaho

Where does Montana fall when it comes to safely dating online?

Montana ranks 20th for safely dating online. Not too shabby, as we place in the top 20 for safest. Good job Montana!

There are signs to watch for when entering the online dating world. Red flags as some would call them. Here are some things to watch for to help prevent a negative online dating experience.

  • Asking for money
  • Making excuses to not meet
  • Exaggerated story telling
  • Secrecy and isolation
  • False sense of urgency or pressuring you to meet RIGHT NOW

You can get all the details and more ways to stay safe in the online world by getting the full article here.

cc: Privacy Journal

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