Woman Plays Matchmaker for Her Single Grandmother, Spending $60 to Pose as Her on Match (Dating Site)

Woman Plays Matchmaker for Her Single Grandmother, Spending $60 to Pose as Her on Match (Dating Site)

(Link): Woman Plays Matchmaker for Her Single Grandmother, Spending $60 to Pose as Her on Match (Dating Site)

by Carly Stern
April 22, 2022

A New York woman played cupid for her grandmother, finding the older woman a boyfriend on a dating app from over a thousand miles away.

Carli Costello, 29, is happily married, but she recently shelled out $60 for a one-month subscription to Match.com.

She signed up as her own grandmother, creating a profile and messaging men to help her grandma find love.

She’s sent the pest picks to grandma, who lives in Florida, via text, and ultimately set her up with a man whom she is now happily dating.

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No More Tinder Swindler? Dating App Adds Background Checks

No More Tinder Swindler? Dating App Adds Background Checks

(Link): No More Tinder Swindler? Dating App Adds Background Checks

Mar 9, 2022
By Ariel Zilber

Tinder is partnering up with an app that offers online background checks so that users can research whether their dates have been convicted of violent crimes.

Match Group, Tinder’s parent company, announced the partnership with Garbo, the online platform that allows users to access public information including people’s arrests, convictions, and sex offender registry records.

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Match.com Rapist Jason Lawrance Found Guilty of More Sex Attacks

Match.com Rapist Jason Lawrance Found Guilty of More Sex Attacks

This article says he is father to three children. So obviously, contrary to Al Mohler, Bradford Wilcox and other conservatives who push the narrative that parenthood makes people more godly, mature, and responsible, has been shown (once again) to not be true.

The article also says some of his rapes of various women were committed after he married one woman – so obviously, again, contrary to conservative Christian and secular think tanks and persons, marriage does not make people more godly, loving, or ethical.

(Link): Match.com Rapist Jason Lawrance Found Guilty of More Sex Attacks

July 2019

Former businessman assaulted 12 women between over a five-year period to ‘satisfy a selfish sexual need’

A convicted serial rapist has been found guilty of further sex attacks on five women he met on an internet dating site.

Father-of-three Jason Lawrance contacted thousands of women onMatch.com or its partner company Dating Direct between 2009 and 2014, attacking 12 of them to “satisfy a selfish sexual need”.

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Romeo, The World’s Loneliest Frog, May Be Getting a Girlfriend

Romeo, The World’s Loneliest Frog, May Be Getting a Girlfriend

(Link):  Romeo, The World’s Loneliest Frog, May Be Getting a Girlfriend

Excerpts:

by Lynn Franco
Jan 2019

He’s spent 10 years alone. Now Romeo, the world’s loneliest frog, may have finally found a Juliet that can save his species

Scientists have found a potential mate for Romeo, the Sehuencas water frog who’s been alone and single for the last 10 years. Housed in a museum in Bolivia, Romeo was considered possibly the last living water frog of his kind.

The big-eyed amphibian won hearts worldwide last year after conservationists created a playful Match .com profile for him.

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Marriage Counselor Sentenced To Life For Killing Ex-Fiancee Who He Had Met On Dating Site

Marriage Counselor Sentenced To Life For Killing Ex-Fiancee Who He Had Met On Dating Site

So, Lester Winningham murdered Deborah Houchin – I believe this was around the year 2005.

Houchin was in her 50s, she was divorced. After being single for several years after the divorce, she wanted to remarry, her friends said.

So, she joined a dating site or two – I think one news source says she tried “Match .com”.

Houchin went on dates with a lot of men who ended up being creepy or weirdos, until she met Winningham, who seemed to be a great match – he seemed normal and kind. I guess he didn’t give off any red flags, not immediately.

Well, as it turned out, Winningham murdered Houchin.

Prior to that, he proposed marriage, but one of her friends suggested before she accepted, that she get him to sign a pre-nup, because she was financially well-off.

When Houchin brought up wanting a pre-nup with Winningham, he became infuriated, very hostile, and it frightened Houchin; she told one of her friends that he acted like a totally different man.

The police detectives later found out in their research on Winningham that he was broke, and in a lot of debt. He had only wanted to marry Houchin for her money.

Houchin had met Winningham on a dating site.

The kicker to this is that the murderer, Winningham, worked as a marriage counselor!

Sort of reminds me of the blog post I did a few years ago about a husband who had written a marital advice book (on how to have a great marriage) who (Link): shot his wife in her head and killed her.

Here are a few links about this horrible news story:

(Link): Marriage counselor convicted of killing ex-fiance

A marriage counselor was convicted today of fatally shooting his ex-fiance.

 Lester Winningham, 59, faces up to life in prison in the murder conviction. Jurors were expected to begin deliberating his punishment later today.

Winningham, a licensed psychologist, is accused of shooting Deborah Houchin three times in her Arlington home before dumping her body behind a mechanic’s shop in 2005. During three days of testimony, the jury was told how the couple fought often in the months before her death.

(Link): Marriage Counselor Sentenced To Life For Killing Ex-Fiancee Who He Had Met On Dating Site

A marriage counselor was sentenced to life in prison Friday for fatally shooting his ex-fiancee.

Earlier in the day, jurors convicted Lester Winningham, 59, of murder.

Authorities say the licensed psychologist shot Deborah Houchin three times in her Arlington home before dumping her body behind a mechanic’s shop in 2005.

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Match.com Lonely Heart ‘Kept as Slave After Falling for Man She Met on Dating Website’

Match.com Lonely Heart ‘Kept as Slave After Falling for Man She Met on Dating Website’

It is better to BE SINGLE than be in a relationship where you are abused!

As to this part of the news report:

But his domineering sister forced her to live with her instead, to prove she was good enough for her brother.

Okay, NO. That is a big, red flag. It tells you either something is wrong with the sister or with the entire family. My response would have been to tell the sister “F*CK YOU” and to walk away from the entire family.

(Link): DATE RAPE HELL Match.com user raped and kept as ‘unpaid skivvy’ by man she met on dating site

Colin Leacock, 34, allegedly forced the 37-year-old to give him oral sex at his home in St John’s Wood, northwest London after they met on the popular dating site

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American Woman Scams British Guy Who She Met on Dating Site ‘Match’ Out of Six Figures

American Woman Scams British Guy Who She Met on Dating Site ‘Match’ Out of Six Figures

(Link):  Manhunt launched for Match.com con artist suspected of scamming victim out of £200,000

(Link):  Conwoman scams Manchester man of £180k on dating site Match.com

March 2017

Police say the suspect uses various aliases and is believed to be part of an international crime syndicate.

Police have released a picture of a woman suspected of fleecing a man of more than £180,000 on a dating website.

The woman, who police believe could be part of an international crime syndicate, used the names Christy Dunn, Martha Cameron and Miranda Stinson.

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Update on Christian Rapist Man Who Used Christian Mingle Site To Pick His Victims (he liked to discuss Jesus and the Bible with them before raping them – other details in update) Equally Yoked Teaching IS A FARCE

Update on Christian Rapist Man Who Used Christian Mingle Site To Pick His Victims

As if you, a single Christian woman who desires marriage, needed another reason to stop believing in “equally yoked.”

According to one news story below:

  • … After the verdict, Deputy District Attorney David Williams III called Banks a “very dangerous Internet predator” who talked about Jesus and the Bible with the woman he met through ChristianMingle.com before going to her apartment.

Also:

  • She [one of his victims] added, “I pray for him every day. I pray that he changes.”During his trial, the woman testified that she met Banks on ChristianMingle because she “believed in God, Scripture, going to church, reading the Bible, and … wanted someone who had those same interests.”

What have I been saying on this blog all along? It matters not if a man is a “true” or “real” Christian or not, you have to judge a man by his BEHAVIOR, not his professed beliefs.

A man who talks about Jesus and reads a Bible is no less likely to rape you than a man who does neither of those things – this story is just one more indication of that. Some rapists and murderers work as preachers or elders in churches (I have examples on this blog, go to this page)

You cannot trust a man based on his profession of faith, if he reads and believes the Bible, and attends church regularly.

Here is an update to a story I posted about a year or more ago:

(Link): Christian date-site rapist gets 37 to life 

By Pauline Repard12:03 P.M.NOV. 7, 2014

Updated1:15 P.M.

A Del Mar man who raped two women he met on a Christian dating website was sentenced Friday to 37 years to life in prison after he challenged one victim to take a lie-detector test.

Sean Patrick Banks spoke briefly at his sentencing hearing, saying he would consider giving up appealing his conviction if one victim, identified in court as KK, “can pass a polygraph on the salient parts of this case.”

…. But Goldstein said Banks’ statements to investigators showed him as an angry man whose “hatred for women is appalling.”

Prosecutor David Williams III called Banks a sexual predator who has shown no remorse for his attacks.

… Goldstein imposed a middle-term sentence on Banks, who was convicted by a jury in June of meeting KK through Christianmingle.com and RO through Match.com and forcing himself on them in separate encounters.

… Allred told reporters she and Kuhlman “want other potential victims to be aware of the risk of online dating. We don’t want what happened to Katie happen to anyone else, and if it does, we urge other victims of predators to immediately report what happened to police.”

Allred declined to comment on whether she would be filing suit against Christianmingle.com

(Link): Man sentenced for raping women he met online

Sean Patrick Banks, 39, was convicted in June of raping a La Mesa woman in her apartment after they met on ChristianMingle.com in November 2012 and raping another woman he met on Match.com in 2009.

 After the verdict, Deputy District Attorney David Williams III called Banks a “very dangerous Internet predator” who talked about Jesus and the Bible with the woman he met through ChristianMingle.com before going to her apartment.

The woman Banks met on Match.com said he forced her to have sex after they had dinner and drinks at a La Jolla restaurant.As for the woman he met on ChristianMingle.com, referred to as “KK” in court, she said he raped her in his home.“Sean put his hand tightly around my neck and told me that he thought it was crazy, with just one twist you could snap someone’s neck and kill them,” Katie Kuhlman said.

(Link): Del Mar man gets 37-year sentence for raping women from dating sites

A Del Mar man was sentenced Friday to 37 years to life in prison for raping two women he met on the dating sites ChristianMingle.com and Match.com.

Sean Banks, 39, a computer technician and former Navy officer, told El Cajon Superior Court Judge Daniel Goldstein that he was willing to drop his appeal if one of the victims would take a polygraph test.

Goldstein responded that asking a victim to take a lie detector test showed a lack of remorse. He added that Banks’ statements to La Mesa police showed “his hatred of women.”

..She [one of his victims] added, “I pray for him every day. I pray that he changes.”During his trial, the woman testified that she met Banks on ChristianMingle because she “believed in God, Scripture, going to church, reading the Bible, and … wanted someone who had those same interests.”

For their first date in October 2012, she testified, she invited Banks to her apartment in La Mesa to watch a movie. He quickly began making physical advances, she said.”I didn’t believe that was happening and I said at the top of my lungs” for him to stop, she said.

(Link):  Man Sentenced to 37 Years in Christian Mingle Rape Case

By Laura McVicker

A Del Mar man (Link – opens in new browser window): convicted of raping two women he met on the online dating sites ChristianMingle.com and Match.com was sentenced Friday to 37 years to life in prison.

In his final statement before he was punished, Navy Lieutenant Sean Banks quoted what he said was his favorite Bible verse. 

“You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good,” Banks said, noting he would drop his appeal if one of the victims passed a polygraph test.

Banks’ words apparently didn’t put him in good graces with the judge, who gave him the high end of the sentencing range and denied him probation. A restraining order also will bar Banks from the two victims for 10 years.

In handing down his sentence, Judge Daniel Goldstein expressed dismay that Banks continues to portray an innocent facade and has shown no remorse for his actions. The judge also said he believed the two women gave truthful accounts of the rapes — which Banks had argued were untruthful.

“He has so much hatred toward women,” the judge said, referring to Banks’ interview with investigators, where he laid blame on the victims.

Banks was found guilty in June by a San Diego County jury of rape, rape of an intoxicated woman, two counts of forcible digital penetration and residential burglary with intent to commit rape.

During the more than week-long trial in El Cajon, two women – known only as K.K. and R.O. – told the jury Banks had raped them.

K.K. said she met Banks through ChristianMingle.com and invited him to come to her La Mesa apartment for their first meeting on Nov. 21, 2012.

She then detailed how Banks overpowered and sexually assaulted her. The deputy district attorney told NBC 7 the burglary charge stems from Banks dragging K.K. from her living room to her bedroom and raping her.

The second victim, R.O., said Banks raped her in 2009 after they met on Match.com.


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Christian Rapist liked to “talk about Jesus & Bible” with his victims he met on Christian dating site b4 raping them https://christianpundit.wordpress.com/2014/11/08/update-on-christian-rapist-man-who-used-christian-mingle-site-to-pick-his-victims/


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