Creepy guys on dating sites
A Crime Watch Daily undercover investigation has found that many women are playing a dangerous game of "romantic Russian Roulette" on Internet dating sites and apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Zoosk, OKCupid and POF.
Tinder users can swipe their way through more than 1.6 billion profiles every day.
Online dating has become a boom industry, grossing more than billion a year, making it even an bigger money spinner than porn, with 38 percent of all American singles looking for a relationship using dating sites and apps.
But as we discovered there's a dark side to it that's putting women in peril.
These are hardly unwarranted concerns, given that 42 percent of female online daters report having been contacted by someone through an online dating site “in a way that made them feel harassed of uncomfortable,” according to a Pew Research study on online dating and relationships.
(For comparison, only 17 percent of male online daters can say the same.) But the current options aren’t ideal for men, either, who don’t want to have to play the numbers game: swiping right on fifty photos, yielding only a handful of matches that don’t necessarily have a great shot at moving beyond the flirtatious texting stage.
I talked to CEO and Founder Susie Lee about how Siren — currently only available in Seattle and on i Phones, with plans for an Android app and expansion to New York, D. and San Francisco — meets the as-yet-unmet needs of many online daters, why she believes women need to be able to dictate the terms of their tech-based romantic interactions, and why a guy would sign up for an app that doesn’t let him automatically see the photos of the women he’s hoping to meet. I’m a visual artist, so I come through the perspective of observation through that lens.
Despite this unfortunate reality, you really should set aside a good chunk of time to dedicate to filling out your online profile if you really want to find a compatible mate. How do you accurately describe yourself without coming off as arrogant or boring?