Online dating tragedies
According to Paul Bocj, the author of Cyberstalking: Harassment in the Internet Age and How to Protect Your Family, "The idea that a serial killer may have operated via the Internet is, understandably, one that has resulted in a great deal of public anxiety." In Harold Schecter's A to Z Encyclopedia of Serial Killers, the entry for "Internet" reads in part: "If the Internet has become a very useful tool for people interested in serial killers, there's some indication that it may also prove to be a resource for serial killers themselves." Maurice Godwin, a forensic consultant, argued that "There are some sadistic predators that rely on the Mardi Gras Effect ["the ability to hide one's identity on the Internet"] to lure and murder repeatedly." The first serial killer known to have used the Internet to find victims was John Edward Robinson, who was arrested in 2000 and was referred to in Law Enforcement News as the "USA's first Internet serial killer" and "the nation's first documented serial killer to use the Internet as a means of luring victims." Online predators, participants in internet suicide and suicide-homicide pacts, and internet killers may seek out victims through internet forums, chat rooms, listservs, email, bulletin boards, social networking sites, online role playing games, online dating services, Yahoo groups, or Usenet.Online chatrooms are also used, in some cases, to plan consensual homicides.Having constant access to a pool of potential matches at their fingertips is making people more impatient, causing unrealistic expectations for first dates and a general decline in effort.
There is a tab on this website that talks further about “catfishing” if you’re curious to know more.
Instead of a single person, you can chat or get to know as many as you want at the same time.
Online dating has it shortcomings like anything else.
To add more fuel to the anti-2016 fire, dating experts are calling it a bad year for dating trends.
"I wanted so bad to say something positive, but it's mostly negative," joked Michelle Jacoby, owner of DC Matchmaking and Coaching.
You will get more interest and responses here than all paid dating sites combined!