Online dating danger statistics

01 Jan

Here are 16 scary statistics of online dating to put the world of online dating into perspective when it comes to the reality of the person behind that profile.1. About one-third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile.

Sorry, but we don’t judge our potential mates on personality alone.2.

Seven million UK residents are currently registered with online dating sites, according to the report.

But the increased number of rapes indicates that you need to keep your wits about you when meeting strangers.

Online services are an easy, convenient and relatively safe way of forming a relationship, the National Crime Agency said.

But the rapport you can build so rapidly through texts and email also has a dark side because the online services also are producing a "new type of sexual offender." These offenders are less likely to already have a criminal record than most stranger rapists.

Dating companies are being pushed to better protect users, but some seem reluctant to do more— or even to talk about whether there’s a problem.Online dating has become a boom industry, grossing more than billion a year, making it even an bigger money spinner than porn, with 38 percent of all American singles looking for a relationship using dating sites and apps.But as we discovered there's a dark side to it that's putting women in peril.A Crime Watch Daily undercover investigation has found that many women are playing a dangerous game of "romantic Russian Roulette" on Internet dating sites and apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Zoosk, OKCupid and POF.Tinder users can swipe their way through more than 1.6 billion profiles every day.