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If you are only interested in very simple friendships that may or may not involve intimacy, realize what that really means and be sure to be honest about it when you encounter potential "partners." Try to decide if you will be happy in life, with or without a partner.

It’s good to be right up front with what it is you’re interested in to avoid any discomfort or disappointment.

Bear in mind that most free dating services don't offer the security of online moderation or a close to hand customer care team.

If you've never tried it before or if you are worried by any stories you may have heard, here are a few tips to get you dating online safely: Trust Your Instincts Our instincts are most of the time, spot-on.

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