"One of my friends went on a date with a guy last week and he actually had recently gotten out of jail and would not reveal why he had been in jail," Yunker said. "And just had some very unsafe hobbies that really concerned my friend. So i'm glad she got out of that situation."
Omaha matchmarker Courtney Quinlan, of Omaha Love, says the holidays are the time when more people are looking for love.
For those who don't use a professional matchmaking service to vet strangers, she has a word of caution.
"With Christmas and New Years, it's kind of a mystical time of year and romance is in the air and no one wants to spend this time alone," Quinlan said. "I would never meet someone in a private place or somebody's house for the first time."