Illinois Legislation Asks Dating Websites To Post Background Check Information

By: Billy Thomas - January 26, 2012

Online dating has always been a risky business; you never know if you could be talking to Mr./Ms. Right or the Zodiac Killer. According to an article in the Chicago Tribune, Legislation in Springfield, Illinois, if passed, could require any online dating service operating in the state, to post background check information. 

Online safety has been an issue for some time, whether you use online dating or other social media, but for so long most issues have not been taken seriously. There have been several cases where individuals have met via a dating site, only to find out that the person they’re meeting is only doing so to swindle them out of their fortune ,whatever that may be.

When considering online dating, always weigh the pros and cons. Not all dating websites can be 100% safe. The above video details several tips you can use when either using or considering online dating. What are your opinions about online dating and the the safety risks? Would you ever try online dating for yourself? Let us know what you think in the comments.

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  • Myra Spearman

    The increase of social networking and online dating has allowed predators who may normally be socially inept to hide behind the internet veil of secrecy, creating a predatory environment and increasing the incidences of teen dating violence, domestic and family violence. You should know who you’re interacting with!