Dangerous dating stories

Internet dating has gained popularity by leaps and bounds, and unfortunately, so have the dangers and horror stories some have encountered.The anonymity of internet dating has afforded con artists a new playground for scams, and has allowed people to be anyone they think you want them to be because they are engaging you primarily through the written word."That animal preyed on her caring nature."I still can't believe someone would want to hurt my poor, defenceless sister in such a horrific manner," he added.He told how his sibling suffered more than 90 injuries, including being stabbed in the liver, spleen, lungs and heart with a four-and-a-half inch knife.Buffalo Bills quarterback Tyrod Taylor (5) runs with the ball during the first half an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Sunday, Sept. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) " data-medium-file="https://lintvwivb.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/contentid26f6504b78803e2b830f6a706700911afmtjpgrolepreviewreldt2015-09-27t223417mediaphotorecordid4759f5bac6c848188744f4cb7e2aacefcloudfrontavailablefalseakamaiavailabletrueitemid472.jpg? w=300" data-large-file="https://lintvwivb.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/contentid26f6504b78803e2b830f6a706700911afmtjpgrolepreviewreldt2015-09-27t223417mediaphotorecordid4759f5bac6c848188744f4cb7e2aacefcloudfrontavailablefalseakamaiavailabletrueitemid472.jpg? Speaking for the first time since his sister Sharon Winters was murdered by online lover Kevin Hawke, Stephen urges women to be wary of meeting men on the internet."She was a lonely heart just wanting love," Stephen said of his sister.

Increasingly, these scammers are hitting online dating sites, social networking sites, and chat rooms to troll for victims. Phil Mc Graw, popular mental health expert and host of daytime talk show , it's hard to tell whether you're getting hooked on a catfish.

This can mean you rush into things, and relationships may move quicker than you expect.

"Always bear in mind that the other person is a stranger.

After stabbing Sharon, Hawke had a beer before calling the police.

The 33-year-old was jailed for a minimum of 17-and-a-half years after he admitted murder in July last year.