Adult internet dating article
Over 40 million Americans have given online dating a try, and over a of the American couples married between 20 met online.The first prominent online dating site was Match.com, which launched in 1995.While most sites stipulate a token ‘18 age limit’, it’s ridiculously easy to lie.In under an hour six men had already made contact, one sending a picture of himself in his underwear.Within in a minute of me telling him I had lied to get on the site and was just 15, he had sent me a graphic picture of his private parts, and was asking for one of me.A 30-year-old was also quick to send me a pic of himself in his underwear.A spokesman for the Child Exploitation Online Protection centre said: “There are many ways in which people engage with each other online and we know that those with a sexual interest in children will seek to exploit tools such as social media for their own ends.“Information and guidance for children and young people on how to stay safe online and when using social media platforms is needed, as well as information for parents and teachers.”Organisations like the NSPCC are so concerned they have called for specific lessons in school to warn youngsters of the dangers.Today a spokesman for the charity said: “Online safety is a major 21st century child protection challenge.
A married man from Coppull told me he was “hungry for some hot teen”.
After three days there were 60 messages in the inbox.
Several of the men were told my age was 14 or 15, and that I had lied to get an account.
On being told I was 14, another man in his 40s said he was “apprehensive at my age but not put off”.
He was happy to discuss what he liked sexually, consider meeting, and later messaged me asking how school had been.
Lancashire’s courts are seeing an increasing number of cases featuring sex offenders who use online dating sites to find their victims, and police figures show 29 children under 16 have been victims of crimes linked to either online dating or dating apps in Lancashire, in the last five years.