Internet dating danger news
But Leech wants other protections, like giving users alerts about potential risks before they ever begin chatting with strangers.Is this scaremongering, or is online dating truly putting users in danger?
That’s according to a new report by Safewise, a home security company, and highspeedinternet.com, which helps consumers make decisions about internet service providers.
Online dating has helpfully removed the need to leave your house as you search for romantic partners, but like any kind of dating, it comes with safety risks.
Just ahead of Valentine's Day, a new report from home security review site Safewise and High Speed looked at the FBI-reported cybercrime and violent crime rates and CDC-reported rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea (the two most prevalent STIs in the U. (which is, of course, not a state) topped the list, followed by Alaska, Louisiana, and New Mexico; the safest states in terms of risk for STIs and crime, on the other hand, are apparently Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. Interestingly, the authors of the report found a strong correlation between STI rates and violent crime rates, a link that has been observed by researchers before; the report's authors suggest that this could be due to some areas' combinations of crowded urban areas, young populations, and minimal sex education.
And yet, 45 percent of the people polled still saw online dating as "dangerous" compared to other ways of meeting people. Twenty-eight percent of users reported being contacted by someone who harassed them or made them feel uncomfortable.
Women were more likely to experience said harassment (which would explain why they are more likely to see online dating as dangerous).