Dating Online Is Dangerous

Discussion in 'Dating & Relationships' started by Clever, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. Clever

    Clever Registered Member

    All people that date online and use social networks should actually show proof they're 18 + instead of just filling in these waste of time forums. It's sooo dangerous, that girl that was lured on facebook and led to her death when she had her whole life ahead of her for example.

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  2. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    i'm not into online dates as you never know the person behind the screen. so yeah .. most of the times it's dangerous and senseless. but also there are times which this stuff works but it's part of the exceptions. i'm not sure if i remember this girl but nonetheless it's true that people need to be careful.
     
  3. Dragon

    Dragon Registered Member V.I.P. Lifetime

    I do not trust online dating at all because the picture you see on their profile may not be them at all and plus they can lie on their profile. People can copy someone else's picture and say its them. My friend met someone online and when he met up with her, she was underaged.
     
  4. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    I'd need to see someone on webcam and probably speak to them on the phone/mic before I even considered it.
    I don't know why people would add strangers to Facebook though to be honest.
     
  5. Clever

    Clever Registered Member

    Everyone lives with a different mind to others, I think that this girl was a lonely one, to the pictures I saw in the paper she didn't look like the most attractive. I am definately not calling her ugly, she may of wanted some attention & somebody who loved her. Her teacher apparently said she was the kindest person you could speak to. :cute:
     
  6. EllyDicious

    EllyDicious made of AMBIGUITY V.I.P. Lifetime

    for the same reasons they go to dating sites. though fb is not a dating site, but some people use it for that purpose.
    for example, a friend of mine always searches for cute guys though she doesn't know them at all. and she has met some of them. [this takes a lot of courage, you never know if it's him].
     
  7. Clever

    Clever Registered Member

    Sure thing Elly, that's why dating online is very dangerous for the same reason you just typed in bracets.
     
  8. Bananas

    Bananas Endangered Species


    Personally I think it is vice-versa. Most of the time it is not dangerous, with legitimate people meeting legitimate people, it is within the exception that it is dangerous.

    Thousands and thousands of people meet up with others they have met online, just because a few people use it as a tool for their crimes does not make it dangerous.

    I know plenty of stories of people meeting strangers in nightclubs and bars to be date raped, or getting a taxi home only to never make it to the destination. But I also know many more people who have met there long term loved ones in such places and had safe and secure journey homes.

    Why not have everybody who decides to meet a stranger from the internet show an ounce of common sense instead?

    If Facebook were to screen every member then they would have to charge for the service, people would not use the service and go elsewhere to less savoury sites. The sites can not be held responsible to the actions people partake in outside of the site.

    It is this attitude of scaremongering that makes the internet dangerous, why did the person wo gets raped and murder keep it such a secret that they were meeting someone online, why do they go ut of their way to hide their activities? could it be because of the stigma attached. People should embrace and educate people to meet u and socialise responsibily and not scare them into clandestine perdition.
     
  9. Bliss

    Bliss Sally Twit

    It said in the article I read that she had about 400 friends on Facebook and her classmates said she was popular. I don't think she was lonely.
     
  10. Clever

    Clever Registered Member

    True, but that's the problem, these people which chat to others on these social networks don't have common sense, we've been educated so much in the past years about the people behind they're computers acting like there someone else. If these people go out of they're way to meet others and it ends up in something grusome , I find it 50/50 although murdering is illegal and sick the person who accepts to meet them takes it at there on chance. It's really stupid. 50/50.
     

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