So, how do you protect yourself when you try online dating?Bruce Anderson, director of Cyber Intelligence & Investigations, encourages cyber-daters to conduct a background check.“I think [the suspect's] capacity for depraved homicide would have been nearly impossible for anyone to detect without having done a complete psychological testing profile; even then, there would be no guarantees," Carmichael said.Fox Reporter and FOX411 host Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews some of today's top celebrities and newsmakers. Unlike singles in the '70s, who cruised bars and discos and risked looking for love in all the wrong places, tens of millions of singles each day join and log on to online dating sites with the belief that their efforts to find love and companionship are safe and secure.But the apparent murder and dismemberment of Ingrid Lyne, a 40-year-old Seattle-area mother of three, has sent shockwaves throughout the cyber-romance world, with many begging the question: Is anyone safe?Chloe Carmichael said even Charlton's criminal background was not enough to make an assertion he was a real threat — and that the public shouldn't be quick to point the finger at online dating.“It's easy to focus on the online dating aspect here, but really this could have happened to the victim if she had met Charlton at a bar or anywhere else," Carmichael said.
Just ahead of Valentine's Day, a new report from home security review site Safewise and High Speed looked at the FBI-reported cybercrime and violent crime rates and CDC-reported rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea (the two most prevalent STIs in the U. (which is, of course, not a state) topped the list, followed by Alaska, Louisiana, and New Mexico; the safest states in terms of risk for STIs and crime, on the other hand, are apparently Vermont, Maine, and New Hampshire. Interestingly, the authors of the report found a strong correlation between STI rates and violent crime rates, a link that has been observed by researchers before; the report's authors suggest that this could be due to some areas' combinations of crowded urban areas, young populations, and minimal sex education.YOU UNDERSTAND THAT THE COMPANY CURRENTLY DOES NOT CONDUCT CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS OR SCREENINGS ON ITS MEMBERS.THE COMPANY ALSO DOES NOT INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUNDS OF ALL OF ITS MEMBERS OR ATTEMPT TO VERIFY THE STATEMENTS OF ITS MEMBERS.And yet, 45 percent of the people polled still saw online dating as "dangerous" compared to other ways of meeting people. Twenty-eight percent of users reported being contacted by someone who harassed them or made them feel uncomfortable.Women were more likely to experience said harassment (which would explain why they are more likely to see online dating as dangerous).