Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by marking them offensive. So why are these people going online to start up relationships with others? The potential dangers of online dating have come into sharp focus following the case of Jason Lawrencewho raped five women and attacked two more after meeting them on Match. Shannon Stanton has been an avid writer for over 15 years. The year-old, who contacted thousands of women on the website, including his victims, was jailed for life over the attacks.
But despite the potential risks, two experts in the field say there is no need to shy away from online dating as long as precautions are taken.
Dangerous Liaisons: is everyone doing it online?
Create a commenting name to join the debate Submit. The internet has become a place men use to seek women, teenagers and children, to take advantage of. There are a few reasons why people find this way of meeting new people so interesting. It acts as a window, or a preview of a person, enticing others to reach out to them or find out more. When you start dating someone seriously, remove your profile from the site and ask them to do so as well. Spread the word. You are only asking for trouble if you mislead men, by having an overly sexy name they are associating you with, such as bustybabe69, or hot4u2nitexxx.