Would you ever online-date?
No, I don't agree with online dating, especially at my age. A lot (and I mean the overwhelming majority) of things can go HORRIBLY wrong. I think people at my age should start dating to have that experience, but if you do, PLEASE keep it with people you know IRL.
I might do it once I turn a reasonable age, and I can more effectively defend myself against creeps/pedos, which have become increasingly more common.