I have not had much luck meeting women where I presently live. I have been on several dates, but the sparks simply have not been flying, so I decided to give the Internet a try. I have met several gals with similar interests as myself, and our discussions are engaging. However, I am no stranger to the Internet, and I know that it is very easy to be dishonest about yourself in cyberspace. If I were to pursue a real world relationship with one of my current Internet contacts, what points of advice should I keep in mind? As of now, I feel that trust – real trust – is essential in the process. I feel that this can only be accomplished by meeting the person in real life (obviously). I feel that trust is essential when discussing past sexual activity. The last thing I want to get is an STD from an Internet whore. I also am perfectly familiar with the importance of using a condom, regardless of how the relationship is formed. I suppose what I am seeking is advice on how to build a healthy relationship, both personally and sexually, using the Internet as a means of meeting potential partners. I have been unable to find much advice on this topic, especially where sex is concerned, and would like to gain insight concerning this aspect of the process. Also, are there any “warning signs” I should keep a look out for? Thanks for your advice my forum friends!