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Does online dating have a dark side?

There are lots of perks to online dating – but it has a worrying dark side that can leave some shaken. T This piece is a text reversion of a Business Daily piece from BBC World Service, presented by Tamasin Ford and produced by Szu Ping Chan and Nisha Patel.

Are women being harassed on dating sites?

Data from a 2020 Pew Research Center study confirms that many women are experiencing some form of harassment on dating sites and apps. Of woman online daters aged 18 to 34, 57% said they’d received sexually explicit messages or images they hadn’t asked for.

Are online dating interactions really that bad?

A 2017 study from the Pew Research Center indicated 36% of online daters found their interactions “either extremely or very upsetting”. Woman daters 18 to 35 in the 2020 Pew study also reported high occurrences of threats of physical harm – 19% (as compared to 9% of men).

Are daters still using online platforms at their own risk?

But, overall, daters are still using the platforms at their own risk, especially in countries without explicit protections. It’s like the Wild West – Nancy Jo Sales

Are online dating interactions really that bad?

A 2017 study from the Pew Research Center indicated 36% of online daters found their interactions “either extremely or very upsetting”. Woman daters 18 to 35 in the 2020 Pew study also reported high occurrences of threats of physical harm – 19% (as compared to 9% of men).

Are women being harassed on dating sites?

Data from a 2020 Pew Research Center study confirms that many women are experiencing some form of harassment on dating sites and apps. Of woman online daters aged 18 to 34, 57% said they’d received sexually explicit messages or images they hadn’t asked for.

Are daters still using online platforms at their own risk?

But, overall, daters are still using the platforms at their own risk, especially in countries without explicit protections. It’s like the Wild West – Nancy Jo Sales

Are we too trusting online dating?

The article pointed out women are far too trusting. It claimed Internet predators are committing as many as 100 murders a year, 16,000 abductions and thousands of sexual assaults in the United States. Up to 10 percent of known sex offenders use online dating services to look for victims.

What do online daters say about online dating?

A majority of online daters say their overall experience was positive, but many users – particularly younger women – report being harassed or sent explicit messages on these platforms

How dangerous are online dating apps?

Other negative interactions are more violent in nature: 19% of younger female users say someone on a dating site or app has threatened to physically harm them – roughly twice the rate of men in the same age range who say this. The likelihood of encountering these kinds of behaviors on dating platforms also varies by sexual orientation.

Is online dating making it harder to hold people accountable?

Some experts contend that the open nature of online dating — that is, the fact that many users are strangers to one another — has created a less civil dating environment and therefore makes it difficult to hold people accountable for their behavior.

How many people have ever used online dating?

Experience with online dating varies substantially by age. While 48% of 18- to 29-year-olds say they have ever used a dating site or app, that share is 38% among 30- to 49-year-olds, and it is even smaller among those ages 50 and older.

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