Dating companies are being pushed to better protect users, but some seem reluctant to do more— or even to talk about whether there’s a problem.John Leech thinks the situation is new, and dangerous.Then again, they may not be experiencing the same trends.
By contrast, the UK’s Office for National Statistics has recorded an increase in sexual assaults since 2012.
However, it puts most of that down to increased reporting and better recording by the police.
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Of course, sexual assaults related to online dating may be on the rise just because online dating itself is on the rise.
But here’s one telling, albeit only suggestive, comparison: The Pew Research Center found that between 20 the proportion of American adults using dating services tripled.
To date, much of the research on online dating has been conducted by dating companies themselves.
In the US, the FBI collects data about so-called romance fraud and about online “sexploitation,” but data about physical assault linked to dating sites is scant.
Most notably, 72% were carried out in the home of either the victim or the perpetrator, and 41% of the dates that led to assaults started at home, rather than moving there after an initial meeting somewhere else.
That’s despite dating advice that stresses the importance of meeting new people in public. A 2016 study of 666 students in Hong Kong found that about half used dating apps, and those who did were twice as likely as non-users to suffer “sexual abuse” of some kind (defined on a scale that included, for example, being coerced into unprotected sex, and rape).
In Britain, attacks related to online dating increased almost six-fold over roughly the same period.