“I wouldn’t advise going alone anywhere with anyone no matter how nice they seem,” she said. Let me preface this with the fact that I have nothing against online dating.
According to a fact sheet on the dangers of online dating created by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, “With the prevalence of rapes and sexual assault going unreported and the low conviction rate for those accused (1.2 percent), it’s likely that online dating remains very attractive to predators.” While it may be true that many have safely and successfully used these tools to meet people, the real issue is about creating awareness of the dangers that actually exist.
The woman who was attacked was aware that there were risks.
“People who do bad things are obviously going to hide it,” she said.
She agreed with much of what Browne said, especially the importance of meeting in a public place with people around.
Aside from Tinder, there are tons of similar apps that offer some variation of the same formula and are just as dangerous.
Also risky, yet perhaps more trusted and in-depth, are the countless online dating sites that offer a selection of millions of profiles that can be created by anyone, good or bad.Online dating is a great way for busy or introverted people, or those with weird schedules, or just those who want to meet new people outside their current circle and local haunts, to find romance or a hookup or a husband or wife or friend with benefits.I know several people who've met spouses or long-term loves through online dating, and that's rad. When you’re overwhelmed with a tightly packed work schedule or just don’t have many single friends to go out with, dating can be hard. So naturally, an online dating site could potentially be the missing puzzle piece in your search for love in a busy life.After that, she said he became ‘pretty aggressive with things’ and then sexually assaulted her.The fact of the matter is that it has become very common for people, especially college students, to meet up with others they only know through social media.However, many of her friends also used Tinder and had gone on coffee dates and even had dinners with possible suitors and were never harmed.