"Play it safe" is the oldest rule in the book, especially when it comes to online dating. While there are a certain set of rules to follow in order to stay safe during the cyber interaction portion of your online dating endeavors, there are entirely different guidelines that pertain to staying safe once you decide to take your relationship offline.
If you're reading this, you're most likely aware that I once decided to go on 30 online dates in 30 days and (over)share my experiences with complete and total strangers. The actual 30-day period took place in the fall of 2013. Why did it take me a full year to begin writing about it? Let's just say it was a rough and bumpy road to recovery.