They did and those friends told her he was a nice person, yet she was still wary.“I was hesitant because you hear about things on Tinder,” she said.Therefore, he gave some advice on how to be as safe as possible.
Although online dating sites and mobile apps have changed how people date, the fact that dangerous people still exist has not. Pleasant Police Department has dealt with two instances of criminal sexual conduct (CSC) as a result of people who met using a social media site or dating application.
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.
“People who were looking for a hook up were very vocal so it was easier to avoid those people.” Finally, after he kept asking and receiving a vote of confidence from her friends, she agreed to meet up with him at a local coffee house.
“I wasn’t afraid of him or anything.” She said that while they were having coffee he never mentioned anything sexual before asking her if she wanted to leave and go watch TV somewhere.
However, many of her friends also used Tinder and had gone on coffee dates and even had dinners with possible suitors and were never harmed.
As a result, a mentality that things are safer than reality is often adopted by the majority when it is simply not the case.People are always going to interact online and continue to meet strangers, but hopefully, with awareness, they will learn how to be as safe as possible and prevent bad situations. Pleasant Police Public Information Officer Jeff Browne explained that there are a lot of social media sites and applications out there and the safest thing users can do is research them beforehand to find out what they are about.He does, however, realize the reality that there are many who will continue to use them whether they are aware of the dangers.“I wouldn’t advise going alone anywhere with anyone no matter how nice they seem,” she said. (WXYZ) - Parenting is a full-time job just monitoring what kids do on the internet and social media.With the widespread reach of the Internet and vast array of social media and online dating sites, it would ignorant for people to believe that some of them are not dangerous.