Aside from Tinder, there are tons of similar apps that offer some variation of the same formula and are just as dangerous.Also risky, yet perhaps more trusted and in-depth, are the countless online dating sites that offer a selection of millions of profiles that can be created by anyone, good or bad.However, many of her friends also used Tinder and had gone on coffee dates and even had dinners with possible suitors and were never harmed.
Circa 2007, hardly anyone would fess up to using an online dating service, and those that did– or were caught in the act by a pal or coworker– would claim that “it’s just for fun, nothing serious, no expectations. ”In the same study, 80% of people who have used online dating agree that it is a good way to meet people, while only 16% participants agree with the statement, “People who use online dating sites are desperate.” Furthermore, despite the data being incomplete, we can confidently say that anywhere from 7% to a full third of modern marriages are between couples that first met online.
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.
Other sites like Craigslist can also be dangerous and people should always be cautious whenever they meet someone they don’t know.
Just as in the case with the woman who was attacked, a person who may initially seem friendly and decent could be very dangerous.