Others say they’re looking for a “date” and keep it ambiguous but suggestive.Dating platforms could find themselves under scrutiny or even face legal action that might mean anything from fines to imprisonment to lawsuits by underage victims.And here's one more disturbing statistic: a staggering 10 percent of all known sex offenders use online dating services as their private hunting ground.A case in point in Gainesville, Florida, where our affiliate station WJXT Jacksonville reports that 27-year-old Gerard Roberts was charged with raping a young woman on a blind date after police had already received stalking complaints about him from women on the mega-popular dating app Tinder.The law is “going to hit the online dating sites hard,” said Santa Clara University law Prof. He said the law’s wording is so vague, it could easily create liability for legitimate services if sex workers—trafficked or not—simply use their platforms.The SESTA-FOSTA law, signed by President Trump in April, is a combination of two bills: the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act; and the Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act.
Teen Dating Violence is defined as the physical, psychological, emotional or sexual violence within a current of former dating relationship.He allegedly robbed the home of a woman he'd met on an online blind date."You have tons and tons of strangers sharing all sorts of details, intimate, sending pictures, sending private information, and it's all available to strangers, with very little proof of you being who you are or what your real intentions are," said Powers.But as we discovered there's a dark side to it that's putting women in peril.A Crime Watch Daily undercover investigation has found that many women are playing a dangerous game of "romantic Russian Roulette" on Internet dating sites and apps like Tinder, Grindr, Bumble, Zoosk, OKCupid and POF.Of the hundred young women Powers has just met on Tinder, several have given him their addresses and invited him to come over and take them out on a date, and two have actually agreed to come right to his hotel. "And if they do question it for a second, it takes very little to get them to change their mind, and think, 'Oh, I was so silly to think anything bad could happen.'" Powers has gone down to the lobby to meet the first girl of the evening, who's come here to meet him.They've been chatting for just a matter of hours, really, and she's quite comfortable.Online sexual advances are hard to police, as those peddling sex use code words or images.The cost of a sexual transaction can be telegraphed through a picture of roses, with each stem representing 0.And Powers has been hard at work looking for dates on Tinder. Matt Doran: "Some of these women have actually already handed you out their physical address." Chris Powers: "Yeah. She said she didn't want to drive -- I said 'I'll pick you up,' and I asked where she lived and she just flat out gave me the address." Now Powers has found the first young woman who is willing to come right to his door."I pretty much just said 'Why don't we go out to eat or something, come over to my hotel, we'll have a couple of drinks in my room and then we'll go out from there,'" said Powers. " "I didn't really reveal anything about myself," said Powers.