Is online dating more dangerous

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Fully 22% of 18- to 24-year-olds now report using mobile dating apps, a more than fourfold increase from the 5% who reported using dating apps in 2013.

These young adults are now more likely than any other age group to use mobile dating apps.

She had to undergo extensive surgery, including replacing part of her skull with a “synthetic component.” Ridley was later charged with killing a woman in Phoenix and committed suicide.

And yet, 45 percent of the people polled still saw online dating as "dangerous" compared to other ways of meeting people. Twenty-eight percent of users reported being contacted by someone who harassed them or made them feel uncomfortable.

Women were more likely to experience said harassment (which would explain why they are more likely to see online dating as dangerous).

Beyond that "danger" factor, the other stigmas surrounding online dating apparently aren't dead yet.

Of those polled, 31 percent thought online dating gives people too many choices to settle down.

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