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Even so, says an error in one of the databases meant that the name of Markin’s attacker wouldn’t have appeared on the list of sex offenders anyway.
That’s troublesome when you consider how many consumers place their trust in these services to build a relationship, find a date or just meet a new friend.
Furthermore, no independent data indicate that online dating is any more dangerous than is offline dating; i.e., meeting someone at a bar or a party.
After dinner, he drove her home and asked to use her bathroom. Markin later searched for information about her attacker on Google and found that the man had a history of violence and had been convicted of rape.
According to FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3), 4,467 people reported being the victim of such crimes in 2012. The 4,467 victims who reported being the victim of an online dating crime are a small percentage of the total number of victims, says Donna Gregory of IC3.
However, neither Gregory nor any of the four law-enforcement experts with whom we spoke could say that crime is a larger problem with online dating than it is with traditional dating.
The study found that, in reality, the sites just pair you with people who live in your geographic vicinity.
SATSG Laura on the pros and cons For some, online dating is still taboo - something they don't really want to admit to, and will happily concoct a backstory to gloss over, should they actually meet anyone.