Is online dating more dangerous
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.
The correlation between paying for access to potential dates and security is an unrealistic expectation.
Four months later he hid in her garage until she came home, stabbed her ten times, and stomped on her head.
She had to undergo extensive surgery, including replacing part of her skull with a “synthetic component.” Ridley was later charged with killing a woman in Phoenix and committed suicide.
And yet, 45 percent of the people polled still saw online dating as "dangerous" compared to other ways of meeting people. Twenty-eight percent of users reported being contacted by someone who harassed them or made them feel uncomfortable.
Women were more likely to experience said harassment (which would explain why they are more likely to see online dating as dangerous).