Can sex offenders be on dating sites


19-May-2020 17:37

We expect that when we put ourselves on these apps in hopes of finding connection, companies have done the bare minimum to keep us safe. Match Group is allowing anyone their apps – and it’s dangerous and reckless.

It’s time to demand that Match Group step up to protect its users.

OK, so banning sex offenders from accessing most sites on the Web is unconstitutional, but what about banning them in more limited ways?

Constitutionally speaking, where can the line be drawn?

These are just a few of the both real world and imagined scenarios that have inspired attempts in recent weeks to restrict registered sex offenders from social networking, virtual gaming and online dating.

The aim of these approaches is understandable, but their effectiveness is questionable, and some experts see potential for it to backfire.

Dunphy is one of about 10 million Americans a new investigation finds is one click away from a sexual predator, hiding behind a profile on free dating apps and sites like Tinder, Ok Cupid, Hinge and Plenty of Fish.

All of those apps are owned by Match Group, which also runs the fee-based site Match.com, which does scrub users profiles that are found on sex offender registries.

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Meeting online is now the most popular way couples connect.

Dunphy said she felt comfortable and went to Papamechail’s house, where she said he raped her.