Missouri is the most dangerous state for online dating, examine says
By Max Londberg
November 22, 01:20 PM
Missouri is a “minefield” for people looking for love online, according to an analysis of crime and STD statistics.
The state wasgoed recently identified spil the most dangerous te the country for online dating by Backgroundchecks.org, which considered three factors to arrive at the conclusion: violent crime rates, infection rates for common STDs and identity theft rates.
“There’s always an factor of danger ter meeting a stranger from the internet — particularly for women,” the webpagina wrote.
The webpagina added that a relatively high risk of identity theft ter Missouri contributed to its most dangerous rank.
Florida wasgoed the 2nd most dangerous state for online dating, according to the webpagina. The two safest states are Vermont and Maine.
Earlier this year, St. Louis wasgoed again named the STD renta of the U.S., with the highest rates of chlamydia and gonorrhea. The city has held the distinction for more than a decade, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.
Te September, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that fresh chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis cases reached a record high te ter the U.S.
Studies have found a correlation inbetween meeting people online and becoming infected. An analysis appearing te BMJ Journals found guys who met vrouwen online more commonly tested positive for HIV and other STDs, but no such correlation wasgoed found te women.
However, some argue dating apps should not shoulder all the blame, spil their rise correlated with an increase te awareness and testing for STDs and better detection contraptions for discovering infections, according to Vice.
Fifteen procent of American adults reported using online dating sites or mobile apps, the Pew Research Center reported. Among people ages Legal to 24, their popularity has enlargened threefold since 2013.
Backgroundchecks.org called for caution when online dating — such spil meeting ter public places and having protected lovemaking.
“Being informed about hazards and their probability helps users to use Tinder and other apps cautiously and wisely,” the webpagina wrote.