It discusses how each of the different sites varies in terms of its character, and in terms of its usage. The chapter on safety reiterates the fact that users view the anonymity of the web as an excuse to engage in riskier behaviors than they otherwise would, and that this is a mistake. Personal safety often comes down to making smart decisions and always leaving a way out of a situation. It also mentions tips for consumers, such as not providing personal information to somebody they do not know. The substance of the law is fairly thin and only deals with a couple of key issues.
Gormley, Michael. "New Law Requires Dating Websites to Give Safety Tips." Huffington Post. Huffington Post. 1 Sep 2010. Web. 7 Dec 2010. Document URL http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/09/01/bedbug-apartments-online-_n_701683.html
This article announces that New York State has followed New Jersey in enacting an Internet dating safety law. The wording of the law contains advice to New York residents about good online dating habits. Otherwise, the New York law is almost identical to the New Jersey law. This marks the second state that has enacted such a law, possibly signaling a trend.
No author. "Internet Dating Safety Act. N.J.S.A. 56:8-168 et seq." State of New Jersey. State of New Jersey. 2008. Web. 7 Dec 2010. Document URL http://www.state.nj.us/lps/ca/laws/InternetDatingAct.pdf
This is the first law enacted for online dating safety. The text of the law is important for the study of this issue because it discusses the background importance of the issue and the areas that lawmakers have felt the most compelling need to address. It outlines that anybody who can commit identity theft can create an online dating profile, and that providers should conduct background checks to the best of their ability, and communicate the ...
Jerin, Robert & Dolinsky, Beverly. "You've got mail! You Don't Want it: Cyber-Victimization and Online Dating." Journal of Criminal Justice and Popular Culture. Vol. 9 (1) 15-21.
This journal article analyzes the risks associated with online dating, and the perceptions of those risks among women. The majority of respondents to the survey noted that perceived risk associated with online dating is minimal, and that this perception did not vary among age groups. Age and education did not affect victimization rates, but these rates did vary with the length of time using online dating services. The majority of the victimization was distant (email harassment, for example) but there were reported instances of harassment outside of the Internet sphere. Most the respondents indicated to having safety strategies; most of these are in line with the strategies outlined in the New Jersey and New York legislation, and in the books that were part of the literature review.
It also mentions tips for consumers, such as not providing personal information to somebody they do not know. The substance of the law is fairly thin and only deals with a couple of key issues.
Online Dating The internet provides society with a wide selection of things to do, people to communicate with and items to purchase. It is important to pause occasionally and examine how this invention has both helped and hindered people since its use became so widespread. The purpose of this essay is to examine how this online platform affects the practice of dating. This essay will argue that the dating rituals of
"Idealists" need a unique identity to be fulfilled and, therefore, value authenticity. They are often skilled in interpretation and tend to be impressionistic. Finally, "Rationals" need mastery and self-control to be satisfied and value logical consistency. They are skilled in analyzing situations but they are often oblivious to the world around them. These characteristics can be used to model how people with certain temperaments will respond to potential online dating
Furthermore, online dating appears to offer users a passive means of obtaining feedback and improving their own behavior including adding new interests and correcting the perceptions of others. Overall, it can be concluded that online dating will continue to be a prominent source for those seeking relationships. Baker, a. (2002). What makes an online relationship successful? Clues from couples who met in cyberspace. CyberPsychology & Behavior, 5 (4), 363-375. CBC News.
In that regard, there is nothing sinister or unusual in the way the online dating platform is structured. Online dating does indeed have its own pitfalls. As a matter of fact, no approach to dating can be regarded absolutely safe or trouble free. Traditional dating also has its own unique challenges (Paludi, 2012). However, based on the arguments presented in this text, the benefits online dating presents cannot be overstated.
This is very common for college age people because some do not realize on how to self-disclose to a romantic relationship, therefore, they seek relationship satisfaction elsewhere (Aviram, I., and Amichai-Hamburger 2005). Taking into consideration the self-disclosure that an Internet relationship permits, we expected that an Internet affair would be especially appealing to individuals who feel that their "real life" relationship does not allow them enough self-disclosure. Since self-disclosure has
Online Dating Scams and Its Role in Identity Theft ONLINE DATING SCAMS AND IDENTITY THEFT The increased use of the Internet in modern communications has contributed to the emergence of cyberspace, which has become an alternative medium for developing and experiencing new relationships. The cyberspace is currently used for various purposes including communication and for developing creative romantic endeavors with less spatio-temporal restrictions. While online love platforms have proliferated and blossomed in