Ter 2011, 40 million Americans used an online dating service and spent more than $1 billion on online dating webstek memberships.
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Online dating will hopefully get a little safer now, since three major sites have agreed to background checks for prospective dating clients. Match.com, eHarmony and Sparks Networks (technicus of JDate and ChristianMingle) will scan the histories of possible clients for sexual attack, identity theft and violence before permitting them access to their fee-based sites.
Spil announced by California Attorney Común Kamala D. Harris, the sites will also up their online safety implements with “rapid manhandle reporting systems,” online dating safety education, guidance for fraud prevention and how to securely meet people offline.
The enhanced use of online dating sites has also brought an increase te financial scams and even physical manhandle. A Match.com client sued last year, telling she wasgoed raped on a date with a repeat lovemaking offender she had met through the webpagina. The alleged attacker had at least six prior lovemaking offense convictions.
The sites will now check subscribers against national hook-up offender registries and actively search for fake profiles. The rapid manhandle reporting systems will give members access to a webstek, email address and/or phone number to report suspected criminal activity.
Ter 2011, 40 million Americans used an online dating service and spent more than $1 billion on online dating webstek memberships. Of couples married te the last three years, one te six met through an online dating service and one ter five people have dated someone they met through an online dating webpagina.
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