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      Finding love online: tips when using dating websites

      Local relationship expert Shuntai Beaugard is dishing out advice on how to safely navigate through the world of online dating.

      She sat down with NBC 25's Joel Feick this week on the NBC 25 Today show and talks about finding love online and staying safe while doing it. Watch the entire segment here.

      Some of the tips include:

      1. Be Honest -- Use your own picture, Write an authentic profile, Set expectations

      2. Be Safe -- Don't share personal information, Always meet in a public place, Trust your instincts

      3. Be Realistic -- Don't expect perfection, Get rid of your list, Enjoy the process

      Shuntai Beaugard is founder of Re-Connect My Life Consulting