Internet dating websites have become an increasingly popular way for people to meet their significant others. These websites provide an easily accessible way to engage in the dating world, in a time when lifestyles have become jammed packed with other obligations. Safety concerns accompany this increased usage because of the nature of these websites. Member profiles only provide a glimpse of the potential partner, and often times are false or misleading. A user may unknowingly be communicating with a sex offender, and not even know it. This interaction has the potential of leading to a sexual offense.
This post was originally published on the Cardozo Arts & Entertainment Law Journal website on March 2, 2015. The original post can be accessed via the Archived Link button above.
Schwartz, Rachel, "Creating a Safe Haven in the Online-Dating Community" (2015). AELJ Blog. 64.