On dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims.7.Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single.8.In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.
By comparison, just 25% of those with a high school diploma or less know someone who uses online dating – and just 18% know someone who has entered into a long-term relationship with someone they met this way.
Users of online dating are generally positive – but far from universally so – about the pros and cons of dating digitally.
Although 15% of Americans have used online dating themselves, a larger share report that they are familiar with online dating from the experiences of people they know.
Some 41% of American adults say they know someone who uses online dating, while 29% indicate they know someone who has married or entered into a long-term partnership with someone they met via online dating.
Each year internet predators commit more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes, according to Internet Predator Statistics.com13. 33% of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter, of these, 4 out of 5 women did not use protection.14.