Sex offenders on online dating sites

In April a Boston medical student, Philip Markoff, dubbed the "Craigslist killer" by the media, was arrested and changed with murdering a masseuse who advertised on the popular website's erotic services section.

And if you are in your late 40s or older, you have twice as many women competing for you as the women have men competing for them, which means you’ll be so busy having sex with miscellaneous strange women that even Tiger Woods would be proud.

However, if you are marriage minded and you do somehow weed through all the scammers, sex offenders and sex addicts, and actually do meet somebody you are compatible with, you stand a reasonably good chance of getting married before your friends who met their partners offline.

Not exactly sure how this research was compiled, but a few of the startling highlights that the data shows include: So what does this all mean?

A cursory analysis seems to show that online dating is truly a hit or miss proposition.

But at the end of the day you have not met the person.

Below is a chart illustrating recent research into online dating trends, conducted by some website called

"When we pushed for more stringent background checks on online dating sites, one company told us the idea of asking for disclosure was creepy," said Bill Noble, the director of the Safer Online Dating Alliance.

"But what is actually creepy is having these creeps on your site." The numbers are worrisome - and horror stories abound.

But is one of the few online dating websites to actually run background checks on its members, even though a recent survey found that a majority of people visiting online dating sites believed that most did.

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