Would You Feel Safe Finding a Date Through an Online Dating Service?
A Las Vegas woman is suing an online dating service after a date brutally attacked her.
In this new technological era, online dating seems the most natural way to go. Everybody is communicating and talking to people through social media, so what not find a mate that way? Online sites, such as Match.com, have grown in popularity with many people now looking for love on the Internet.
One woman, however, is warning people of the dangers of dating someone who is essentially a total stranger.
According to CBS News, Mary Kay Beckman of Las Vegas is suing Match.com after a match she ultimately rejected hid in her garage and stabbed her 10 times. She reportedly met him in September 2010 through the site and dumped him eight days after making the connection. The brutal attack came four months later. She survived the attack, but another woman wasn’t so lucky. The man, Wade Mitchell Ridley, killed her before he was arrested for the attempted murder of Beckman. According to CBS News, a woman had sued iHarmony after a date she met on that site sexually assaulted her.
Beckman is suing for $10 million, but she reportedly wants to raise awareness to the dangers of dating a total stranger you met through an online dating service. She also wants Match.com to run a background check before putting someone into its database.
Do you think she has a case? Would you feel safe meeting and dating someone through an online dating service?