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As mobile dating proliferates, the focus no longer is just on daters leery of scams or sexual predators, but on keeping their locations confidential.
"This stuff is advancing at a faster and faster rate, and we've got to try and catch up," Franken says.
At the same time, critics worry that the abundance of prospective dates available online is undermining relationships.
Scammers, meanwhile, are using dating sites to extract money from vulnerable targets, and some dating-site users advise caution about maintaining personal safety.
However, cyberdating expert Julie Spira of Los Angeles says such reports are sometimes little more than revenge.
"When people get reported, sometimes it's because they got jilted," she says.
Earlier that year, a woman sued the dating site saying she was assaulted by someone she met through it.
Edwards believes dating sites are doing what they can to help users be safe.
One in 10 American adults has tried online dating, and nearly 60 percent of Internet users say it is a good way to meet people.
Yet some researchers say dating companies' matchmaking algorithms are no better than chance at providing suitable partners.
Since its start 20 years ago, online dating has grown into a multibillion-dollar industry that includes not only giants such as and e Harmony but also niche sites serving older singles, Christians, Jews, animal lovers, vegans and even would-be vampires.