I recently broke up with my live in boyfriend of 6 yrs. Going to take some time for myself for awhile. Then I would like to try a dating site, when I feel ready. However, I have serious trust issues and would like some advice. I would like to know how you check out someones background? What is the safest approach to meeting a new guy? For instance, I feel it best to meet them in a public place vs having them know where I live. I am in my early 50's, was previously married and have no kids. Every guy I ever dated, turned into a boyfriend. This time, I want to meet guys and become friends first. Thanks for any advice you can offer.