Lawsuits against online dating companies
Over the past four years, 17 people in the Greater Manchester area have reported being raped after using one of two apps, Grindr and Tinder, according to police statistics obtained by Leech through a freedom of information request.
A total of 58 people were victims of online dating-related crimes in those four years, some of them sexual. For context, in 2012 the area had an overall average of 243 sexual assaults and rapes every month.) Many apps offer a page of advice for safe dating.
Had I not been savvy in this area, I could have easily been drawn in.The profile name was gator1956 (profile ID# = 4173886). His profile stated he was from Clearwater FL, and I live 1, 000 miles away...