Anyone who has tried online dating will tell you that it is much like ‘offline’ dating in many ways. However, there are certain differences inherent to the mode of dating that might prove to be riskier. For one, the relative anonymity of online dating opens up more risks of fake identities. This is perhaps the biggest risk that you would have to take. Once you get beyond the online stage and you meet up to date face to face, online dating and ‘offline’ dating pretty much will give you the same experience. Just remember to always take what you read/see online with a grain of salt.