Internet dating danger stories
Since Tinder uses Facebook, possible matches are able to see if they have any mutual friends.
They did and those friends told her he was a nice person, yet she was still wary.
"That animal preyed on her caring nature."I still can't believe someone would want to hurt my poor, defenceless sister in such a horrific manner," he added.
He told how his sibling suffered more than 90 injuries, including being stabbed in the liver, spleen, lungs and heart with a four-and-a-half inch knife.
The most recent incident involved a female student from Central Michigan University who was sexually assaulted after meeting up with a man she met on the mobile dating app Tinder.
Tinder, for the unfamiliar, is a matchmaking app that takes pictures and information from Facebook that users then have the option to like or dislike.
“I was hesitant because you hear about things on Tinder,” she said.
But while the novelty of those mediums earn them a lot of press, they may not pose any more dangers than regular dating always has.
If two people both like each other’s profile it is called a match and the option to message each other becomes available.
For the woman who was assaulted, that is exactly how it started.
Related: Police find more human remains in Seattle garbage Former Seattle University Professor Mara Adelman, who specializes in communications, says there haven’t been any hard studies to get numbers of domestic-violence incidents or attacks as a result of online dating. “You should be using similar precautions (on an app) as you would with a blind date.
Even though your friends have vetted your date, perhaps, you still just don’t know,” Adelman said.