Many adults use online dating to meet people because they are busy and their social circles tend to shrink as they get older.
The advantage that teens have over their adult counterparts is that they have a built in social network in their schools and outside activities.
Teens are surrounded by their peers making it easier to make real connections with real people right around them. Well, in some cases a teen might have a very small social circle or want to expand his or her search to those outside the city in which they live.
It is so important to keep yourself safe online, whether using teen online dating sites or other social networks.
There are tips to keeping yourself safe online, including not giving out personal information, being skeptical of what the other person tells you, and guarding your heart.
People who will want to prey on you will lie to make you think they are just like you, think like you, act like you.
There are so many dangers inherent in anything we do online, and teen online dating sites present real peril to those that use them.
It's a reality that there are people out there who are wired to prey on young people.
The Internet provides them with a playing field like no other area of their lives.
They can easily present themselves as fellow teens and sometimes fool even the most experienced online user.
By Kelli Mahoney Teen online dating sites are starting to pop up all over the web.
Most of the sites claim to be for teen online dating but they are either places for pedophiles to prey upon vulnerable teens or random chat rooms.