It turned out that the suspect, Jeffrey Marsalis, had 6 prior convictions and was listed on a sex offender database.In 2009, he pleaded no contest to a sexual assault charge and was sentenced to life in prison.
This news will be welcomed by the approximately 40 million Americans who use online dating sites, but every user should be aware and stay informed in order to best protect themselves from online predators. Harris, issued a joint statement with executives from the three major dating sites (e Harmony, Match.com, and Spark Networks) outlining guidelines the companies have promised to follow to help protect the safety of online users of their sites.While the guidelines are not legally enforceable, it is in the company’s interests to show they are being proactive in protecting consumers.The companies have agreed to: This action partially resulted from a lawsuit brought against by a Southern California woman who was sexually assaulted by a man she met online.Most importantly, work to strike a balance between being open to love and using good judgment to stay safe!
Melanie Greenberg is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Mill Valley, Marin County, CA.
While there may be some risks involved, there are also potentially big rewards.
Treat your online encounters as potential opportunities to get to know different types of people and learn more about yourself.
I have tried being kind and understanding, realistic with evidence, it matters not.
I thought it had passed but like an addict he lied.
In my opinion just about any other way is better-speed dating, meeting at events, meeting in a dance club, a rock club, etc. The main thing is that face to face contact is great. The way I like to look at it, face to face meeting works for some while online dating sites works for others. Don't EVER leave your drink or accept a drink from someone unless the drink has been in your sight the whole time. The tips in your original post as well as those added by the comments.