Valentine's Day isn't all hearts and flowers, especially if you're using social media to find your dream date.
Maria Coder, author of "Investi Date: How to Investigate Your Date," has some tips for dating online, and for protecting yourself in a virtual world where anyone can claim to be anything with little or no verification.
"He/she could be the nicest person in the world," Coder told INSIDE EDITION.
It started with her own foray into online dating when she realized, "I don't really know anything about this person I'm about to meet." "It made me think there must be something I can to do to make myself feel safer," she said. No one says, 'Hey, I'm a murderer, let me buy you a beer.'" To help guide you through the curious maze of online cupid services, Coder has amassed a list of social media red flags for IE: Red Flag 1: He's too eager to move your conversation offline. Establishing a separate email and text account is advisable, she says. Just about everyone has a camera on their phone – at minimum.
Make sure the accounts carry no personal identification such as your name. If you’re worried you're being catfished by someone that's not your gender preference, try copy and pasting some of the text into Gender Guesser." Red Flag 3: If the photo seems too good to be true or looks familiar, you may be right.
You can right click to download the image to your computer, then pop it into Google's Reverse Image Search to see where it pops up.
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Murray racked up his 18th successive singles win, a hot streak that also brought him a second Wimbledon title.
The American beat world champion Maria Paseka of Russia with a score of 15.966 from her two vaults.
Paseka claimed silver and Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber pipped India's Dipa Karmakar by 0.15 of a point to take bronze.
"If your date seems to know a lot about, say, Vermont for a New Yorker that refuses to step outside of Manhattan, he could be hiding something in his past. Sites like Zabasearch.com" look at address histories.
"It's also not a bad idea to check if he's a sex offender, you can do that for free on Red Flag 5: He has a great opportunity but he can’t tell very many people about it.
"There are a lot of savvy financial types and several are great but that doesn’t mean you should take financial advice from someone you just met." Red Flag 6: He’s in the military and won’t be back for a few months.
Bolt's big victory on Sunday evening in Rio took the sprinter a step closer to his goal of winning a historic "triple-triple" combination of gold in the 100m, 200m and the 4x100m relay in three consecutive Olympics. 2 deployed a precision defensive game which eventually wore down Juan Martin del Potro's barreling forehand and powerful service game.