In 2013, Mary Kay Beckman unsuccessfully sued for failing to properly warn users of the risks of online dating.
After dating for a week, her online date later attacked her repeatedly causing severe injury.
Here are some ways you can confirm the identity of your online dating match.
Because there is such a high demand for safety precautions among online daters, many platforms have implemented features that make it easier for daters to know if their matches are as promising as they seem to be.
Before meeting an online dating match offline, users should check out their date’s profile to see if they’ve had their photos or profile verified, as they can do on Zoosk or e Harmony.
This type feature asks users to submit their profile to be checked out and once they pass, they will receive a verification badge that will appear on their profile, indicating that they are who they claim to be.
Concerns about online dating are foremost in many people’s minds, after the sad news of the murder of Ingrid Lyne, a Renton nurse and mother of three.
Safety in the context of online dating is of particular concern.
They may tell you everything has been booked but their ticket has been stolen, and you need to send money quickly to get them on the next flight.
It would be irrational to say so here’s a pointers on how to stay safe while hooking up online..
If you’re the type of person who can find a hook-up within a few minutes of logging on, the chances are that you’ve probably got a friend that is equally as friendly as you are. Take a screenshot of your next meet’s face pic (because we know you’re not seeing them without one)!
work towards a world where there is no violence against women.
Until then, here are some tips to help protect yourself: Check social media, Twitter, Facebook, and Linkedin, to verify information the individual has disclosed online or has told you.