I was using another dating site a while back and met an interesting fella. We chatted quite a bit online to the point I felt I was comfortable and was ready to meet. We set up a coffee date. (For some reason, I chose not to give him my number. We just set the time and place. I think my guardian angel works overtime!)
We had a wonderful meeting and really seemed to click... for the first half hour... and then....
Long story short... He ended up telling me that he recently got out of prison for a gang related crime. He just celebrated 2 years clean. Prior to prison, he was in and out of jail for domestic violence- with two ex-wives!
As soon as I could, I politely made my exit and canceled my account on the "other" dating site!
WOW! I took month or two off from dating after that one! I TOTALLY didn't read any of that sort of stuff coming based on our previous chats!