The site recently sued a convicted sex offender in California who tried to register himself as an eligible bachelor.
But is one of the few online dating websites to actually run background checks on its members, even though a recent survey found that a majority of people visiting online dating sites believed that most did.
You should take the time to learn it, and not just guess how it's pronounced.2.
Call us "mami." There's nothing sexy about having the man you could potentially sleep with call you mom.3.
In many cases, Mr Warner said he would discover that men had joined a site using a false name, a prepaid, throwaway cell phone and a phoney e-mail address from free services such as Yahoo or Hotmail."There are a lot of people out there who get jazzed up by disguising themselves," he said, adding that nearly 100 per cent of his cases involved women being victimised by men.Industry experts say the website is unique in the field for warning on its home page that criminals and married men who come hunting "will be sorry if they do".PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA // With as many as 40 million single Americans using online dating services or web-networking sites such as My Space to look for love, it would seem that there has never been an easier time to find a soulmate online.But experts, law enforcement officials and private investigators warn that the world of internet romance is fraught with peril, ranging from liars to sexual predators and even murderers, who hide their motives behind seemingly innocuous virtual identities."When we pushed for more stringent background checks on online dating sites, one company told us the idea of asking for disclosure was creepy," said Bill Noble, the director of the Safer Online Dating Alliance."But what is actually creepy is having these creeps on your site." The numbers are worrisome - and horror stories abound.
In February, My Space was forced to cancel 90,000 accounts on its site that authorities revealed were linked to registered sex offenders.
It was a fraction of the 130 million users of the site, but a significant percentage of the more than one million registered sex offenders in the United States.