Murders due to online dating
Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater. According to MSNBC, research shows that 11% of people using online dating services are married. In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.BUT, it’s suspected that these numbers are much less than actual as many people are too embarrassed to come forward. Each year internet predators commit more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes, according to Internet Predator 13. 33% of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter, of these, 4 out of 5 women did not use protection. An alarming 51% of online daters are already in a relationship of some kind.In fact, a third of those surveyed said they falsified their information so much that it prevented them from getting a second date.” 9.More than 40% of men try to swoon women by lying about their jobs, trying to make their career sound more prestigious.Is that because they don't want to risk their facial tics giving away their murderous intentions or because they just don't have good manners? Whether they immediately forget details you just shared (if they start calling you by the wrong name repeatedly, run), or just totally dominate the conversation, it's a bad sign — they clearly aren't good at communication, which is essential in a relationship.Someone who just drones on and on about their own life without asking you any questions clearly isn't interested in learning much about you, just having a captive audience to brag to about their accomplishments.That's why Bravo's newest scripted series, "Dirty John," which is based on these true events and premieres Sunday, November 25 (and fans can get a first look at the seductive scripted anthology series “Dirty John” when the pre-linear premiere debuts on You Tube, Bravo TV.com, VOD and the Bravo App), is the perfect show to watch before swiping through Tinder.
It inspires people meet their spouses and make new connections in a world where people just don’t have time to date the traditional way.
Online dating can be a real gamble because you have no idea who you're about to encounter on that first date: The love of your life?
Someone who's so dull they make the DMV seem like a riveting adventure?
Or a charming con man with a lie prepared for every question you ask?
That's exactly what Debra Newell encountered when she joined an online dating site and met eventual husband John Meehan, who had the very apt nickname "Dirty John."Their relationship, which inspired a Los Angeles Times article and a podcast, is a perfect example of online dating gone wrong.