If you do not want to end up being everyone’s puppet for the rest of your life, you need to understand your own strengths and weaknesses. The easiest people to lead around by the nose are those who are made to believe that they should follow others. Others can take advantage of you by playing up to your strengths and giving you opportunities to hide your weaknesses – that is until your usefulness runs out. In other words, people are able to exploit your nature only when you do not completely understand it yourself. When dating online, the rules are still the same. Understand yourself before trying to get to know someone else online.