How Dangerous is Online Dating?

Online dating has become hugely popular over recent years and there don’t seem to be any signs of things slowing down. Many people find online dating to be easy and convenient, especially if they don’t have time to visit bars and clubs or single friends to go out with. Unfortunately, online dating websites are often unsafe and people don’t know how dangerous online dating is in the 21st century. Many online dating websites are preying on genuine innocent people who are just looking for love.

BBC’s popular Panorama programme named ‘Tainted Love: Secrets of the Dating Game’ investigated what was going on behind the scenes at many online dating websites and were able to reveal the horrific truth about the safety of online dating. They found that online dating was an area that lacked regulation and that many websites acted immorally and even set up fake online dating profiles purely to lure in unsuspecting customers. They did nothing to keep customers safe, leaving them susceptible to online fraud and deception.

The story of Jason Lawrence is another example of the dark side of online dating. He raped five women and attacked two more after meeting them on a well-known online dating website. During his trial it was found that he contacted thousands of unsuspecting women. Thankfully he was given a life sentence but it doesn’t mean that other predators like this are not lurking on online websites. This certainly makes you question the safety of online dating websites and is just one example of how dangerous online dating is.

The Professional Matchmaker do things differently. We want every client to feel happy and optimistic at the thought of meeting someone new. You can’t do this if you are always wondering about the true safety of online dating. That’s why we ID check and vet all our clients before registration. We also personally interview every client, usually in their own homes. This ensures that we are only offering genuine eligible singles and means we can be sure of our client’s credentials. We know that many of our clients don’t want their photos or details online and that’s why we keep all client information in our secure in our database and we don’t share it with a third part. We even have a package that makes sure that our clients can stay completely anonymous if they wish.

If you are interested in using a reputable and high quality offline dating and personal introductions service then get in touch with The Professional Matchmaker. We know how dangerous online dating is and would be happy to talk you through our safe and confidential approach and answer any questions you may have. You can contact us through our website at any time and we will get back to you within 24 hours, and sometimes almost immediately. We are open from 9am until 9pm Monday to Friday every day.