If you’ve ever been on the Internet, you’re undoubtedly well-aware there’s a lot of insanity that is allowed to flourish there. People can turn into insane children in a very short time. Protecting yourself from this can seem to turn into a full-time job. Whether you’re a man and want a woman, or are a woman wanting this kind of connection, there’s a lot to consider.

Your safety is always a concern, no matter how physically formidable you may be. As well, your property and your social standing can also come under threat if you happen to run across one of “the crazies.” There are people you want to seek out, and there are plenty of people from online dating sites you’re going to want to watch out for. Weeding out the worst is almost as important as finding the best.

What Crazies Can Do to You | When you meet women online, it’s implied that most are going to be reasonably nice people. The worst that usually happens is you simply don’t click, and you both move on. Nothing goes perfectly. Unfortunately, there’s that tiny but real percentage of the population, even the female one, that’s less than sane and downright dangerous at times.

Men are often guilty of not really thinking through the potential for physical danger that a person can impose on them. Many men only think about what might happen if they get into a fight with another man, and a few blows are exchanged. What they often forget about is that women can also launch physical attacks, particularly if they have a weapon handy or are behind the wheel of a car.

There are also threats that aren’t physical, but that can be no less dangerous to you. If you have anything that’s outside, it can be damaged. In some cases, having a break-in caused by a crazy first date that got out of hand can be in the cards for you.

But of course, things can be replaced, and you may be able to defend yourself admirably. But there’s still the matter of social status. If you have a profession you have spent years building up, it can still come crashing down amid the drama of a determined troublemaker. Getting another good job can be hard enough when you got a stain on your record because of a false accusation or online propaganda, which is easy to launch these days.

Finding Sanity | As scary as it can be to think of all of the ways a woman can hurt someone, if they become upset and are less than stable, it’s important to remember that this is the serious minority online. As easy as it would be to dismiss all women as being insane, most are actually fairly nice and interested in finding something real. All you have to do is to remember to protect yourself and pick who you meet carefully.