Statistics on the dangers of internet dating

As the head of Ok Cupid, I worked diligently to untangle many of the misconceptions about finding love on the Internet. That’s why the Daily Mail calls straight women over 45 the “plankton generation” — at the bottom of the romantic food chain.Time magazine editors found the notion of men dating women in their 30s so baffling that they invited 15 experts to explain the phenomenon.Just three days later, on July 13, 2014, police found her dead in her flat in Liverpool.And now Stephan, from Wirral, Merseyside, is determined that his sister's death will not in vain.But as I learned at Ok Cupid, men don’t necessarily end up dating young women, even if they think they’re gorgeous.Men on the site tend to message women closer to their own age; very few men over 30 actually reach out to 20-year-old women.

This can mean you rush into things, and relationships may move quicker than you expect.

These are among the key findings of a national survey of dating and relationships in the digital era, the first dedicated study of this subject by the Pew Research Center’s Internet Project since 2005.

One in every ten American adults has used an online dating site or a mobile dating app.

Speaking for the first time since his sister Sharon Winters was murdered by online lover Kevin Hawke, Stephen urges women to be wary of meeting men on the internet."She was a lonely heart just wanting love," Stephen said of his sister.

"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.

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