Skip to content

The Borovkoff Blog

Neo-Pagan Modern Thoughts On Society

Online dating has become on the fastest ways people connect now. You build a profile on sites like Match.com, and start searching for your perfect match. But is it such a good idea to date online and isn’t it the responsibility of the hosting site to make sure that their service does not become a tool for sexual predators to stalk their prey?

Advertisements

Image of a date.Online dating has become on the fastest ways people connect now. You build a profile on sites like Match.com, and start searching for your perfect match. But is it such a good idea to date online and isn’t it the responsibility of the hosting site to make sure that their service does not become a tool for sexual predators to stalk their prey?

Currently a law suit against Match.com is claiming that the site needs to complete background checks on its subscribers before they are allowed to connect with others and find love. The court case is hinging on a woman’s story of having a Match.com date follow her up to her apartment, use the bathroom, only to emerge and rape her in her own apartment.

Match.com’s argument is that “with over a million subscribers there is no way for the agency to complete background checks on all of them.” That is the biggest bag of bull I have ever heard.

Of course Match.com has the capability to complete background checks on its subscribers! They are a digital dating agency with the technology, and all of the personal data needed to find out anything about their subscribers. Not only CAN they do it and do it easily, but it is absolutely THEIR RESPONSIBILITY! No exception.

Each subscriber must give detailed personal information when signing up, which is verified with a credit card. Date of birth, address, phone number, email address, full name, credit card number. Basics used for any background check.

Perhaps Match.com does not realize that there is this nifty modern tool called a computer now? Perhaps Match.com is caught up in their own greed. They have no problem charging their subscribers credit cards on a timely basis, so it seems like they have learned the knack of tech overlording already.

Certainly people who risk dating online have a responsibility for themselves too. They should go out and meet a complete stranger in a lonely alley or park at night. They should meet in public and only after they have spoken to the person on the phone for a good amount of time, like a few months. People online lie. The ability to be whomever you would like to be online is part of the appeal. I used to have a male roommate who used to work from home for a 976 phone sex web site. He disguised his voice as a woman, and participated in phone sex with thousands of straight men on a daily basis. Describing himself with the proportions of a Playboy centerfold model, in reality he was more like a big nerdy gorilla. Online relationships should be taken with a grain of salt. You must absolutely use your REAL social skills to meet your perfect match and weed out the gorillas in the mist.

Tags: , , , , , , ,

%d bloggers like this: