These numbers shouldn't surprise anyone, but online dating among young adults has tripled in the last two years, according to a new Pew Research Center study. That means 27 percent of young people are finding dates online, as are 12 percent of people close to retirement age. Although there are no hard numbers on your chances of online dating seriously hurting you, Pew's 2013 study did find that over half of adults using online dating felt someone seriously misrepresented themselves in their profile. and found that not only is online dating surging in popularity among millennials, but 55 to 65-year-olds are also getting in on the action, with their numbers doubling in the same time frame. Consider that meeting people online not only puts you at risk for physical harm, but also fraud.And while numbers on scams are similarly hard to come by, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center reported 5,600 cases of online dating scams back in 2011.The trendy and easy-to-use apps that are making online dating more accessible could theoretically also be making it much easier for scammers and creeps to find new victims.Some Bible translations here read “hypocrites.” As one reference work notes, this expression can be applied to “those who hide their purposes or designs from others, or who conceal their real character and intentions.” How is such dishonesty practiced on the Internet?
Chat rooms have replaced bar rooms, and internet dating sites and personal ads no longer have the "stigma" that they once did.
Dating in this fashion may put you in serious dangeractually present a danger to you?
Some of the dangers are related to an important Bible principle.
INTERNET dating continues to grow in popularity worldwide.
As the preceding article in this series discussed, Internet romances may blossom quickly, but they often wither when reality sets in.* Still, there is a greater cause for concern than mere disappointment.