Online dating has become a boom industry, grossing more than billion a year, making it even an bigger money spinner than porn, with 38 percent of all American singles looking for a relationship using dating sites and apps.
But as we discovered there's a dark side to it that's putting women in peril.
She found out later that her date was a convicted serial sex offender. Match.com, Los Angeles Superior Court Case #BC458927) she only sought for to screen out sex offenders and she waived her right to compensatory damages.
She just wanted to spare others from what she’d been through.
More than 8 billion matches have been made since Tinder launched three years ago.
A spokesperson told the site is already taking the precautions outlined in the agreement, and an e Harmony spokesperson said existing screening mechanisms have helped keep sex offenders off the service in the past.A press release about the statement says all the sites involved will "continue their efforts to screen members for safety threats." The sites will protect users from predators through education, online safety tools and cooperation with law enforcement.Here are a few of the steps being taken to keep members safe: The statement also says dating sites should make clear to members that screenings cannot filter out all dangerous characters, and ultimately every user is responsible for their own safety.However, the attorney general and the three sites say they will meet regularly to discuss how to create stronger identity theft protections and online safety tools.Last April, a woman named Carole Markin went public with accusations that a man she met on in 2010 sexually assaulted her on their second date.