Dangers of dating websites
For the woman who was assaulted, that is exactly how it started.
The two met on Tinder and talked for a few weeks before he started asking her if she would like to meet for coffee.
You can put a person through a background check or simply Google your date.
A person can have access to their photos in advance and control what other information is provided.
She notes that whether it’s online or traditional dating, bad incidents commonly occur when precautions are not taken, such as meeting in a public place.
That fear was directed toward men at bars, a classic setting where singles meet. Goodbar’ came out, a lot of women stopped going to bars. Adelman thinks online dating can actually be a good thing if used well, and has the potential to be safer than dating a stranger met in public.
That’s mainly because there’s potential of being on equal footing.
With the widespread reach of the Internet and vast array of social media and online dating sites, it would ignorant for people to believe that some of them are not dangerous.
Keeping that in mind, it is just as ignorant to think that people are going to stop using these sites just because they hear about some of the attacks that actually happen.