Dangers of online dating websites
Some 66% of online daters have gone on a date with someone they met through an online dating site or app, up from 43% of online daters who had done so when we first asked this question in 2005.Moving beyond dates, one quarter of online daters (23%) say that they themselves have entered into a marriage or long-term relationship with someone they met through a dating site or app.Having a secure, stable relationship should be important to you and the person with whom you are corresponding.Never give out your email address, phone number, IM information, full name, work information or any other contact information to a complete stranger.One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.We refer to these individuals throughout this report as “online daters,” and we define them in the following way: Taken together, 11% of all American adults have done one or both of these activities and are classified as “online daters.” In terms of demographics, online dating is most common among Americans in their mid-20’s through mid-40’s.
Make sure that you trust a person you meet online completely before you get in too deep. Behave the same way that you would if you met the person the traditional way: Meet him or her in public when you start dating, get to know the person before letting things progress and trust your instincts as to whether you feel comfortable. Online dating is nearly a 1 Billion dollar industry.J Perry, an Internet officer in charge of catching online predators says that 50% of males that create this profile are married (Delozier).Dating websites offer varieties of services that somehow misplace the true meaning of dating.