Dating site risks
There are some inherent dangers in online dating that all women need to be aware of, especially if they intend to make use of this new way of dating. Are women taking more risks by engaging in online dating?
We’ll take a look at some of the most prevalent dangers. The relative ease of creating a fictitious persona is at the heart of one of the main dangers of online dating.
"Young apps often don't prioritize security and privacy," he said.
"Growth is everything in the start-up space -- and that can come at users' expense." Mayer is also concerned about the trend of using logins for other social networks in dating apps.
There’s little time to get all the things done in a day that have to be taken care of, let alone find the time to meet someone new.
Hiding behind a made-up moniker could be a rapist, a child molester, a wife-beater, a criminal, or an otherwise unsavory character. You wouldn’t if you’d read some of the horror stories posted on some sites that seek to reveal the dangers and the risks posed by use of online dating services.The company that now runs both Penthouse and Adult Friend Finder, renamed Friend Finder Networks, did not immediately respond to a Washington Post inquiry about the alleged privacy breach.However, a note a posted to the company's Web site said it is investigating the incident -- and has involved the FBI and cybersecurity company Fire Eye.Just last month, Ars Technica reported that wasn't encrypting users' login credentials -- leaving them vulnerable to snooping if users logged in to the site from a public network, for example.And other dating sites have suffered actual data breaches -- including e Harmony, from which more than a million user passwords were stolen in 2012.
The sexual orientations and personal details of millions of Internet users may have been exposed in an alleged breach of a social networking site aimed at intimate encounters.