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Old 02-19-2013, 10:04 AM
 
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This doesn't happen often, but it certainly happens. Always keep your guard up when meeting new people, and for the love of god meet in public places until you feel safe with the person. Crazies in the world!

And this was ChristianMingle!

Sean Banks Allegedly Rapes Woman He Met on Christian Dating Site
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Glasgow, uk
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I would be very hesitant to date someone I met online.
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:13 AM
 
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I would be very hesitant to date someone I met online.
It's not so bad if you follow appropriate protocol. Meet them in a public place, drive yourself, and go where there's a lot of traffic. I swear, people make online dating so much harder than it ever has to be. The same thing could happen with someone you met in real life as well.

I realize the stigma that is online dating; however, I think it gets blown out of proportion a little bit. I can understand being hesistant, but if the person seems relatively normal, what's the harm in meeting them in a public place?

Don't let one apple spoil the whole bunch. It's like saying just because you had a child out of wedlock, you are less worthy.

People harp on the bad of online dating to keep themselves from experiencing the good!
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:40 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, NM
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Is there any actual evidence that 'online dating' is any more dangerous than 'real world dating'?
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Old 02-19-2013, 10:44 AM
 
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Is there any actual evidence that 'online dating' is any more dangerous than 'real world dating'?
Absolutely not. This is just a story in the news today, and a friendly reminder to be safe out there when meeting strangers online.

I would hate to see something like this happen to a member here because they didn't use better judgement.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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This doesn't happen often, but it certainly happens. Always keep your guard up when meeting new people, and for the love of god meet in public places until you feel safe with the person. Crazies in the world!

And this was ChristianMingle!

Sean Banks Allegedly Rapes Woman He Met on Christian Dating Site
The flip side of this is that there is no shortage of women trying to score a quick buck by shouting "rape" when nothing happened. It does happen.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:08 AM
 
Location: US
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Wolves do like the places where they can get away with wearing sheeps' clothing.

There was another story about a guy who faked he was a girl to meet a guy, just so he could pull off a thrill kill.

Teenager killed boxer 'for a thrill' after luring him to death with Facebook picture of 'curvy' and 'seductive' model | Mail Online
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:09 AM
 
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It's not so bad if you follow appropriate protocol. Meet them in a public place, drive yourself, and go where there's a lot of traffic. I swear, people make online dating so much harder than it ever has to be. The same thing could happen with someone you met in real life as well.

I realize the stigma that is online dating; however, I think it gets blown out of proportion a little bit. I can understand being hesistant, but if the person seems relatively normal, what's the harm in meeting them in a public place?

Don't let one apple spoil the whole bunch. It's like saying just because you had a child out of wedlock, you are less worthy.

People harp on the bad of online dating to keep themselves from experiencing the good!
You may not be less worthy, but that doesn't mean I want to accept you into my inner circle either.

I personally think the internet is the place where you find a lot of damaged goods. So far in my latest round of dating, it seems I've scored 4 fatties including one who had bariatric surgery (one of them seemed pretty cool, but it looks like the interest waned), 2 alcoholics including one who has multiple traffic offenses and a passing bad checks conviction and another who is sickly due to liver damage and one person who flaked (I was having doubts about her anyway due to her lesbian sister* and her views on abortion) ...

I do have one person on the hook who seems normal, but then again I'm sure she has ways to screen people so I have to get past those barriers.

Overall, it doesn't seem that internet dating attracts the best class of people.

YES, I DO MY RESEARCH!!!

* I don't have a problem with gays and lesbians doing whatever they do, I just don't want to know about it and I don't want it around me.
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:14 AM
 
Location: West Paris
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I never dated online.I do not like that.There are women everywhere
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:17 AM
 
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I never dated online.I do not like that.There are women everywhere
When you're young, there are. When you're older? It gets a little tougher mostly due to the fact that you're surrounded mostly by couples.
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