How much trust do you put in those profiles and photos you see on an online dating site?

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BackgroundChecks.org recently posted their ranking of the most dangerous states for online dating.

The top five safest states are:
1. Vermont
2. Maine
3. Idaho
4. Utah
5. Wyoming

The top five most dangerous states are:
1. Missouri
2. Florida
3. Louisiana
4. Maryland
5. Nevada

The percentage of 18-24-year-olds that use online dating apps has nearly tripled in the past four years, from 10% in 2013 up to 27% in 2017. Unfortunately, incidents of rape and assault from online dates have also risen, as have money scams and other forms of identity theft.

Statewide violent crime rates, infection rates for the most common STDs, and the frequency of identity theft factored into the ranking. The full report is available here: http://backgroundchecks.org/the-most-dangerous-states-for-online-dating.html

BackgroundChecks.org is an organization devoted to public safety, online privacy, home security, and open government. offers access to public records, safety guides, and security resources.

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