One word... Photoshop!
Same reason women are.
Because everyone has heard horror stories, they don't hear about the positive ones, though.
Who said they were? I'm not, and have the experiences to prove it ;)
I am NOT scared of meeting new women on line at all, I am afraid Mrs Kelly will find out
Are you playing with fire, Ned? I know you are not a fireman.
Because they are afraid of meeting a nut-job. Women feel this as well.
You could type anything on line that would be "all the right answers" and still find out that you don't really want to be with this person.
not me...it's in person when they scare me. I can be quite charming over the internet
Because the internet is free - and it doesn't make sense to ruin a good thing by having to spend money to hang out with a crazy person. :P
Because we haven't been keeping the internet tidy.
My guess is that it's because you never know what you're getting into.
Ever since movies like The Crying Game and M. Butterfly came out, men are more aware that what you THINK you see may not always be what you get.