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1 Amanda E. Smith CIS

2 What is Online Dating? Dating Service Internet Singles looking for relationships Can communicate through chat rooms, videos, s Take relationship to the real world and meet in person (Wolf). 0nline Dating

3 Different Online Dating Sites Match.com eHarmony Zoosk Chemistry.com AdultFriendFinder.com Perfectmatch.com Date.com SeniorPeople.com

4 8 Reasons why online dating is bad!!!! 1. Scammers 2. Invasion of Private Personal Information 3. Physical Risks 4. Financial Issues 5. Liars 6. Harassment and Stalking 7. Distance 8. Costly (Davidson)

5 Disadvantages of Online Dating Kids are seeing that adults are using these online dating sites, and they think that its okay to do it too Online Predators Exchanging online s is not a good way of really knowing someone and feeling comfortable with them Lazy/Effortless Lack of Trust (Watson)

6 Dangers of Online Dating Cont.

7 Online Dating Nightmare Widowed woman (Esther Ortiz-Rodeghero), thought she met her perfect match on an online dating site. The man said he was an army major general named Wayne Jackson. Wayne told Esther that his wife died in an automobile accident and that his sister wanted him to use this online dating service. Wayne and Esther were communicating everyday through s and saying how much they loved each other. Wayne soon asked for a few hundred dollars for his son, and than a few thousands of dollars to start a business that he said Esther and him would run together (Murray).

8 Online Dating Nightmare Cont. Esther believed Wayne and sent him the money. Esther used her life savings, her husbands 401K and life insurance, and even took out loans. Esther then sent money to Wayne for a plane ticket to come see her, and he never showed up. Esther realized she was scammed. The woman was scammed of $500,000 and is dealing with bankruptcy (Murray).

9 Stanger Danger

10 Woman sexually assaulted after meeting a man from an online dating site Click play

11 Conclusion Online Dating is a very risky way of dating people. Who knows if the person on the other end of the computer is really who they claim to be. People have been scammed, lied to, sexually assaulted, and killed from meeting people online. Some individuals may even already be married and act like they are not to cheat on their spouse. It is a lazy and effortless way to find true love, and hiding people from society. Overall, online datingis very dangerous and should not be used to find love, most of the time its all just heart break.

12 Davidson, Amy. "What Are the Dangers of Dating on the Internet?." eHow. Demand Media, Inc., 17 Feb Web. 13 Nov Murray, Rheana. "Online dating nightmare: Widow robbed of $500K by scamming Internet companion." New York Daily News 09 Nov 2011, n. pag. Web. 13 Nov Watson, Tristan. "The University Star." Online Dating is Deceptive and Dangerous. University Star, 14 Apr Web. 18 Nov Wolf, Jennifer. "Definition of Online Dating." About.com. The New York Times Company, Web. 13 Nov


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