Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.

Inclusion of the ODA's logo on the site indicates membership.

Although you should avoid giving out personal information, like your last name and your address, you should be honest about your interests.

You wouldn’t be pleased if the person chatting you up turned out to have a completely different personality to what you’d seen online!

Today I’m going to show you how to set up the best possible Date Zero (DZ), the very first face-to-face date with a man you’ve met online or through a dating app.

While you can’t control for chemistry or a soulmate-level connection, there are effective ways to screen out duds, scammers, and guys who just aren't that into you.

Things are going well, but in the back of your mind there’s a sense of One thing you can do to check your online mate is genuine is a quick Google image search, which will allow you to see where their profile image has been used before.

Simply save the image, go to Google Images and drag and drop the photo into the search box.

It’s up to you what you share with someone online when you don’t really know the person.

Using a profile photo from Facebook is fine if you’re not worried about being completely anonymous, but be cautious about how many images you share.

The vast majority of people using dating sites are sincere and honest in the information they provide and in their reasons for joining.

However, there are exceptions, and you need to be aware of how to keep yourself - and your bank account and savings - protected while meeting people online.

Once those worries are out of the way, you can actually relax and have fun.