If you’re using a dating site which is well known for one night stands, you have a higher risk of running into an unsavory character — and an STD to boot. Philip Markoff, the notorious Craigslist killer, was a handsome, rich medical student. Unfortunately sexual predators don’t exclude themselves to tacky dating sites. In fact, a third of recently married couples met online. Women are afraid men will kill them.” While it is true that straight women get more attention on dating sites than men, that doesn’t always mean it’s positive attention from safe potential partners Here’s what happened.This week’s episode is called “What You Don’t Know About Online Dating.” (You can subscribe to the podcast at i Tunes, get the RSS feed, or listen via the media player above.You can also read the transcript, which includes credits for the music you’ll hear in the episode.) The episode is, for the most part, an economist’s guide to dating online. ) You’ll hear tips on building the perfect dating profile, and choosing the right site (a “thick market,” like Match.com, or “thin,” like Glutenfree Singles.com? You’ll learn what you should lie about, and what you shouldn’t.
In total, I received 11 messages with 218 visitors. A few were a little more forward, and two were straight-up aggressive.
The messages were all nice, although one user messaged me three times.
Online dating is a multi-billion dollar industry with over 40 million users and growing every day.
FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole, who worked on notorious cases such as the Green River Killer and the hunt for the Unabomber, advises online daters to pay attention to the wording used in dating profiles.
Although they might not be a crazed lunatic, a quick analysis of their writing can reveal a lot about who you're chatting with.