The site recently sued a convicted sex offender in California who tried to register himself as an eligible bachelor.

But is one of the few online dating websites to actually run background checks on its members, even though a recent survey found that a majority of people visiting online dating sites believed that most did.

You should also arrange your own transportation to and from the date. Getting to know someone requires a little digging, and a lot of common sense.

That’s the best way to discover an ideal match online.

"But what is actually creepy is having these creeps on your site." The numbers are worrisome - and horror stories abound.

In February, My Space was forced to cancel 90,000 accounts on its site that authorities revealed were linked to registered sex offenders.

Remember no matter how hard we work to keep you safe, it’s ultimately up to you to stay aware and employ common sense both online and offline.

Don’t share any personal information in your profile (like your last name, phone number, addresses or other identifying information), and keep that info private until you feel 100% comfortable sharing it with your match.

Two months later Craigslist was hit with another scandal when it emerged that a North Carolina man used the site to hire a man to rape his wife while the husband watched.

Bill Warner, a Florida private investigator who offers on his website to "sort out the winners from the losers" for a flat fee of US9 (Dh620), says running background checks on potential internet dates now constitutes more than 50 per cent of his business.

As the site responsible for more Jewish marriages than all other dating sites combined, your Jewish dating happiness means everything to us.