Dating sites screen for sex offenders

On average, 41,250,000 people have tried online dating and 47.6 per cent of those people are women.What these websites do not tell you, however, is that 10 per cent of their users are sexual offenders.Match.com, e Harmony and Spark Networks signed a joint statement of business principles intended to provide an example for the industry and help guard against sexual predators, identity theft and financial scams.

A woman in California has , claiming she was sexually assaulted by a man that she met through the online dating service.

Arguing that the woman had no idea her date had been convicted of sexual battery, the suit is seeking an injunction to stop anyone from joining until the company sets up a process to screen for convicted sex offenders.

president Mandy Ginsberg told the AP that the company had been hesitant to implement such screenings due to their "historical unreliability." But discussions with advisers over the past few days convinced that certain improvements have made sex offender registries more accurate, prompting the dating service to reverse its stance.

(CBS/KCBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Online dating site says it will begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry after a woman filed a lawsuit against the company saying she had been assaulted by someone she met through the dating service.

The president of the popular website for singles, Mandy Ginsberg, said that the company has avoided screening its users for years because of the unreliability of the database, but after looking at recent improvements she has decided to start screening both current and new subscribers.

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