I think it's good of you to bring up that meeting
people can be dangerous, but I think caution is more
suitable than paranoia.
Is meeting someone you met online any more dangerous than
meeting someone any other way? Many dangerous people have
jobs; people you meet at work could be dangerous.
Many dangerous people people live near other people.
Better not say hello to your new neighbor. Or maybe you
should--people who feel like outcasts are sometimes
dangerous. I'd suggest not meeting anyone, but dangerous
people can also be total strangers. In short, the
assumption that someone you met online has more potential
to be dangerous is short-sighted. You can meet dangerous
This is not to say that you shouldn't use some
common sense when meeting people online in not
assuming that you know the person well because you've
conversed with her/him online. But I'm inclined to say
the same goes for any form of human contact.
- kudra, who thinks some people are taking her advice by
avoiding Amsterdam.pm when she attends...