Is online dating more dangerous
Mary Kay Beckman, 50, was just looking for love but she brought home more than she'd bargained for.After just a few dates with Wade Ridley, she was smitten, yet she had no idea that his intention was to smite her. There was nothing particularly suspicious about him and yet what began as an eight-day whirlwind romance has become a million lawsuit that Beckman is waging against 21st, 2012, after she realized that it was not a match with Ridley and had called it quits on their short-lived fling, Beckman allegedly came home to find Ridley in her garage harboring a knife and the intent to kill.Beckman narrowly escaped the attack with multiple stab wounds and brain trauma due to several kicks to the head. One month later, he allegedly broke into the apartment of Anne Simenson, 62, and murdered her much in the same manner he had attempted with Beckman.Even after these horrific experiences, however, I maintain that online dating is not inherently more dangerous than meeting someone in a bar or through another anonymous avenue.
At the beginning, your dates don't need to know about your insecurities, your dead-end job, your failed relationships, he says.
Beckman deems to be culpable for her misfortune because the online dating giant does not advertise the risks of online dating and, "lulls women into a false sense of security." Her lawyer said, "Match does nothing to ensure the safety of its people, but you pay , you think you're getting some type of protection." No one should have to go through the terror that Beckman experienced, and yet I take tremendous issue with her lawyer's statement.