Risk for online dating

by  |  05-May-2017 12:44

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.

and found that not only is online dating surging in popularity among millennials, but 55 to 65-year-olds are also getting in on the action, with their numbers doubling in the same time frame. Consider that meeting people online not only puts you at risk for physical harm, but also fraud.

Did you know that there are 54 million single people in the United States, and 40 million of them have tried online dating?

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Although online dating sites and mobile apps have changed how people date, the fact that dangerous people still exist has not. Pleasant Police Department has dealt with two instances of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) as a result of people who met using a social media site or dating application.

The most recent incident involved a female student from Central Michigan University who was sexually assaulted after meeting up with a man she met on the mobile dating app Tinder.

They did and those friends told her he was a nice person, yet she was still wary.

“I was hesitant because you hear about things on Tinder,” she said.

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