All right, so now you’re all set with a shiny dating profile that’s garnered lots of hits from potential hotties.You’ve winnowed through the pool and chosen your potential catch.

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Granted, if you two don’t click, they might just be karma points, but if there’s chemistry, you’ll have avoided turning her off by lacking finesse.” NEXT: Don't Take Her Skepticism Personally [pagebreak] Most online dating advice regarding safety is geared toward women, and not without good reason.

Sexual predators constantly troll the Internet looking for prey, and ladies who trust too easily can, and do, wind up in compromising or even dangerous situations.

Why don’t we both think about how we feel about another date.

I’ll email (or text, or IM) you later.’ Then be sure you do it,” she says.

There’s always the chance that the person you got to know online isn’t what she seems.

Men aren’t the only predators hunting for their next mark or broken toys searching for someone who can “fix them.” If your date is too eager too soon, or seems a little too interested in your personal finances, or for some reason just makes the hair on your arms stand up—and not in a good way—it’s best to proceed with caution, if at all.

Perhaps, but it’s a lot less cruel in the long run than leading her on.

Will she analyze it to death, beat herself up, and second-guess every word that came out of her mouth?

So, if you've exchanged a couple flirtatious messages with a potential mate, established a basic foundation of things you have in common and are somewhat assured that it's worth testing the waters with a meet-up, take the plunge and ask her to hang out.

First meetings, especially those catalyzed on the Internet don’t have to be complicated, but there are a few caveats to heed prior to jumping in.

Meaning what you say and doing what you promise will show that you are a quality guy.