These people are often sexual offenders, and they promise your teen gifts, parties and other incentives to get together.
Falzone tells a story of a North Carolina woman who fell "totally in love" with a Massachusetts man she met online. Eventually, he encouraged her to sell her house, pack everything into a truck, and prepare herself and her two young children for a new life.Many parents create strict rules about dating to try to keep their teens safe.Others regard teen dating as a natural part of the maturation process—an activity not without its risks but not a threat to the teen's health and safety. Hitchhikers, rocket scientists, even nuns probably do it, at least once. Then there are other dangers -- boredom, disillusionment, getting dumped, or simply getting taken.The topic is dating, and the custom is as old as Adam and Eve. Two love experts offer their dating advice: Face it; finding a great mate takes some research.