The alleged attacker had at least six prior sex offense convictions.
The sites will now check subscribers against national sex offender registries and actively search for fake profiles.
“If that means they were in a small news story from 2002 about building a movie theatre in their parents’ home, you get that too.” Still, people like the reassurance of knowing they’re not meeting someone dangerous.
With her company, Aste, Nashawaty employs a team of private investigators who work to make online dating safer.
Of couples married in the last three years, one in six met through an online dating service and one in five people have dated someone they met through an online dating site.
Dating websites fail at verifying personal profiles as they claimed and people who work there blew the whistle on matchmaking fraud, The Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.
(MORE: Five Phrases to Take Off your Online Dating Profile Now) The increased use of online dating sites has also brought an increase in financial scams and even physical abuse.
A client sued last year, saying she was raped on a date with a repeat sex offender she had met through the site.
You send in what limited information you have about your match, and within 24 hours, they’ll send you a background check.