Internet Dating Safety Act Requiring Online Dating Sites to Disclose Background Check Policy Passes Illinois Senate

The Illinois Senate has passed legislation – Senate Bill 2545 (SB 2545) – that would create the ‘Internet Dating Safety Act’ requiring online dating websites offering services in Illinois to clearly disclose if they perform criminal background checks on members, according to a press release on the website of the bill’s sponsor Senator Ira Silverstein …

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Popular Online Dating Site Settles Lawsuit by Pledging to Background Check Members for Sex Offenders

Match.com has settled a lawsuit with a woman who sued the popular online dating site after she was raped by a fellow member she was linked up with for a date by pledging to perform background checks on all current and future members in order to screen out sex offenders, the Los Angeles Times reports. The woman’s assailant – …

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CEO of Bay Area Singles Service Calls on Dating Industry to Adopt Background Checks as Standard Business Practice

In the wake of a recent story about a woman who sued Match.com over an alleged assault by one of its members and the subsequent decision by the popular online dating service to conduct background checks on potential members, the CEO of Matches That Matter – a social introduction service for Bay Area singles over …

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Beware of snake oil salesmen, fake medical cures and criminal databases on dating sites

There have been web articles recently about dating sits offering so-called “national criminal database” searches on potential matches to weed out criminals, cheats  and predators. Unfortunately, offering background checks on dating sites may end up doing more harm then good,  Although it may on occasion turn up some useful data, they are like fake medical  …

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