After being shown to your table, the ladies will remain seated for the duration of the event.
Edwards believes dating sites are doing what they can to help users be safe."It's difficult for these companies to do much else than provide information and tips," he says.
"Meeting someone through one of these websites does not present any greater risk than meeting someone in a bar or any other setting.
"This is about Americans' right to privacy and one of the most private things is your location."Illinois, New York, New Jersey and Texas have laws that require Internet dating sites to disclose whether they conduct criminal background checks on users and to offer advice on keeping safe."I see more regulation about companies stating what kind of information they actually use and more about their specific operation(s)," says analyst Jeremy Edwards, who authored a report on the industry last fall for IBISWorld, a Santa Monica, Calif.–based market research company.
"I expect them to have to be more explicit in what they do with their data and what they require of users."According to a Pew Research Center report in October, 11% of American adults — and 38% of those currently "single and looking" for a partner — say they've used online dating sites or mobile dating apps."We entrust some incredibly sensitive information to online dating sites," says Rainey Reitman of the San Francisco, Calif.-based Electronic Frontier Foundation, a nonprofit that advocates for user privacy amid technology development.
"People don't realize how much information they're exposing even by doing something as slight as uploading a photograph."He adds, "Many online apps are very cavalier about collecting that information and perhaps exposing it in a way that would make you uncomfortable."Dating services e Harmony, and Spark Networks (JDate and Christian Mingle) signed an agreement in 2012 with the California attorney general's office to protect customers with online safety tools.
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