Online dating hazards
False Profiles Similar to false identity, this actually relates to the online dating provider!There have been a lot of rumors and heavy criticism dished out over scandals that online dating providers pay staff to create and use false profiles to keep paying customers interested in their sites.The trendy and easy-to-use apps that are making online dating more accessible could theoretically also be making it much easier for scammers and creeps to find new victims.Beyond that "danger" factor, the other stigmas surrounding online dating apparently aren't dead yet.
The report also notes a strong correlation between rates of STDs and those of violent crime, and credits Vermont's "robust sex education" for perpetuating safe dating, online and otherwise, throughout the state. (Some good news is that Tinder users are already having safe sex! )Because "Dangerously in Love" is a great title for a Beyoncé song—but not a great way to run your dating life.These numbers shouldn't surprise anyone, but online dating among young adults has tripled in the last two years, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That means 27 percent of young people are finding dates online, as are 12 percent of people close to retirement age. Although there are no hard numbers on your chances of online dating seriously hurting you, Pew's 2013 study did find that over half of adults using online dating felt someone seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile.It may seem like a mountain-filled, snow-covered beauty of a state, but Alaska continuously has the highest crime and STD rates in the country.
(And, ICYMI, nationwide STD rates are at an all-time high.)If you're worried about catfishing, reevaluate any plans to move to Nevada, Alaska, Colorado, Arizona, or Oregon, which rank one through five, respectively, for the highest rates of online romance/confidence fraud and personal data breaches.
A random meeting by chance that ‘just happened’ rather than any preplanned meeting through a dating website is how most people would ideally like to meet their partner.