You can but you have to be more careful. I met Mr. Right on MySpace before Facebook was even around. I went on lots of bad dates. But it's easy to do some research and be safe. Going through the person's profile is a good start. You can also check public court cases online in most states for free to get basic information on a person. But always make sure you tell someone about your date and the person you're meeting just in case anything bad happens.