One of the most popular cases is one of Las Vegas woman who has filed a lawsuit against Match.com for failing to explain to her the dangers of online dating. She is now seeking for $10 million from the website which set her up with her attempted murderer, Wade Ridley whom she “dated” for eight days. After a little more than a week the woman broke with him, but what is really amazing in this story, four months later he appeared and hid in her garage. When she came home, he stabbed her ten times and stomped on her head, and despite all this the woman survived. She is very lucky! After he was charged with another murder, however, Ridley committed suicide. Horrific story! Isn’t it?
How is this possible? Well, in dating websites, many people post their real information, their name, telephone number, and address. And this is more than enough for someone from your online network to find you, where you live, facts about you and your family, and so on. The rate of growth of online dating service in the Unites States for a decade was 154% per year. Most of it was registered on mingles.com, matchmaker.com, discreetadventures.com and perfectmatch.com. Approximately 31% of the American people either use or know someone who uses an online dating service, according to a research. Despite the benefits, it becomes clear, online dating and virtual relationships can pose a real threat to you and your life. In order to stay safe, users should limit their public posts on the Internet, and mostly avoid giving addresses, full names and phone numbers to strangers. No matter how hot they look.