So let’s talk scary online dating statistics:
10% of sex offenders use online dating sites
3% of members are psychopaths
51% of online daters are already in a relationship
12% of online daters are married
10% of members on free dating websites are scammers
81% of people lie on their online dating profile
Let’s not forget about:
And five more people
who met through popular online dating sites that ended in murder.
I’m not a fan of this particular blog post. I feel sick.
Where do I even go with this?
I slap myself on the wrist for the number of times I found my dates facebook page, saw he had 300+ friends, said “he’s normal”, and then proceeded to get drinks with said date. Sure we met in a public place but how on earth didn’t I check to see if he was a registered sex offender? A bank robber? A piece of crap liar?
So now what.
What we think about meeting people online needs a serious fine tuning.
Use the technology on Match.com that protects your anonymity to get to know someone before disclosing personal information or meeting in person. We don’t conduct criminal background checks on our users, so if you would like more information about someone, we recommend using the Internet and government resources available to everyone. This can include typing the person’s name into a search engine, reviewing public information made available by government offices, or using a paid service to obtain a full background report.*
The point of all of this.
Someone’s Twitter account, DUI charge, Amazon wishlist, cocaine arrest, Instagram account, racial slurs… all of someones online presence all add up to something that a background check can’t find.
We shine the spotlight and break through the normal noise of distractions. All I know is that, I personally could’ve dodged a lot of bullets if i had put this into place years ago.
In conclusion, be safe.
That’s it. Whether it be with us or a full on nose dive because you’re pretty sure you know what you’re doing, just please be safe when you meet people online to when you’re meeting them in real life.
We can help you with that:
Love and light <3
ps: Our friends over at Sexy Confidence have put together some dating statistics that are definitely more light hearted than this post! Head over there to read more dating statistics!