Bystander Rescues Woman After Tinder Date Allegedly Held Her Captive for Three Days by Amy Furr

Dating app horror: A woman who was allegedly held against her will by a man she met on Tinder was rescued when a good Samaritan heard her cries for help.

(Link): Bystander Rescues Woman After Tinder Date Allegedly Held Her Captive for Three Days

by Amy Furr
July 2021

A woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted and held against her will for three days by a man she met on the Tinder app was rescued when a good Samaritan heard her cries for help in Oakland, California.

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Alabama Cop Allegedly Drugged, Raped Woman He Met on Dating Site

Alabama Cop Allegedly Drugged, Raped Woman He Met on Dating Site

Terrible.

(Link): Alabama Cop Allegedly Drugged, Raped Woman He Met on Dating Site

July 7, 2021
By Joshua Rhett Miller

An Alabama police officer allegedly drugged and raped a woman after meeting her on a dating website – and a second victim has already reached out to investigators, authorities said this week.

Officer Matthew Wilcox, 37, was arrested Saturday on charges including first-degree rape and unlawful possession of a controlled substance after a search warrant at his home led to discovery of illegal narcotics, multiple firearms and drug paraphernalia, Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told reporters at a Tuesday press conference.

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Dating Apps Partner With White House to Incentivize COVID-19 Vaccines

Dating Apps Partner With White House to Incentivize COVID-19 Vaccines

(Link): Dating Apps Partner With White House to Incentivize COVID-19 Vaccines

by Emily Wood

The White House has partnered with Match Group dating apps to incentivize Americans to get vaccinated by offering in-app promotions and privileges through online dating services to those who are vaccinated.

Match Group is an online dating company that owns and operates some of the leading online dating apps, which are participating in the initiative.

The apps encouraging vaccinations include Tinder, OkCupid, BLK, Hinge, Chispa, Match, Plenty of Fish, Bumble and Badoo. The campaign will launch in the coming weeks and last until July 4, according to a statement. Continue reading “Dating Apps Partner With White House to Incentivize COVID-19 Vaccines”

Why Are Young Men So Afraid of Sex? by Zoe Stimpel

Why Are Young Men So Afraid of Sex? by Zoe Stimpel

(Link): Why Are Young Men So Afraid of Sex? by Zoe Stimpel – American Spectator site – partial copy here

Excerpts:

… [After having been single again for two years (unclear if due to divorce or breakup with a boyfriend), the author of this piece decided to try various dating sites and apps and to date men ages 20 – 25; she was 38 at the time. She discusses how her conversations with these younger men start out and then end.]

…In these conversations [with younger men on dating apps], messages veer from requests for info on what you did on the weekend to requests for your life story.

Without the prospect of a drink, the conversation then dies. Or they hang forever in the ether.

On Christmas Day, no fewer than eight twentysomething men got in touch, most of them men I had met on dating apps. I’d only met three.

The rest had been kicking around in my DMs, as they say, for up to a year and seemed suddenly keen for a chat.

The third path is sexting. This is the most depressing, and fast becoming the most uncontrollable and ubiquitous, aspect of dating young men.

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Man Arrested for Running a Serial Dating Scam, so He Could Get Birthday Presents All Year Long

Man Arrested for Running a Serial Dating Scam, so He Could Get Birthday Presents All Year Long

I like seeing creativity in dirt bags. He’s not a standard dirt bag, he makes some effort, shows some ingenuity.

(Link): Man Arrested for Running a Serial Dating Scam, so He Could Get Birthday Presents All Year Long

by Alex Parker

….Takashi Miyagawa was working part-time and dating 35 women — an impressive combo, to be sure.

Regrettably — brace yourselves — he wasn’t being completely upfront.

As it turns out, not only were his three-dozen ladies unaware of one another; they had no idea when Takashi had actually been born.

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For Richer Or Poorer? Romance Scams Are Leaving More Online Daters Broke by S. Simmons

For Richer Or Poorer? Romance Scams Are Leaving More Online Daters Broke by Sasha Ann Simmons

There are actually several posts on this blog about online dating scams, check under “Related Posts” below – this isn’t my first or only post on this topic.

(Link): For Richer Or Poorer? Romance Scams Are Leaving More Online Daters Broke by S. Simmons

Excerpts:

… Being scammed by a romantic interest met online is now the most common type of consumer fraud in the United States, according to the (Link): Federal Trade Commission (FTC).

In 2018, nearly 40 D.C. residents reported falling for online dating scams, for a combined loss of more than $92,000. And the criminal acts go beyond city and state borders, involving networks of accomplices overseas.

“These victims are invested in that relationship and they’re emotional when that person does ask for money,” says Kevin Luebke, a supervisory special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). “Usually they’re told that something sudden happened where [the offender] needs money now and that [victim] doesn’t have time to reason or ask friends.”

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Thoughts Regarding ‘Crisis in the Christian Church: A Lack of Young, Single Men’ Essay by S. Green

Thoughts Regarding ‘Crisis in the Christian Church: A Lack of Young, Single Men’ Essay by S. Green

I will excerpt this essay from The Christian Post, which was published about a month ago, then offer my thoughts.

I will start out by saying it’s not just a lack of YOUNG men in the church, but a lack of single men of ANY age at churches that is a problem for any Christian single woman who expected to be able to find a marital partner at a church.

I remain single past my 30s and 40s. I had wanted to be married, I was taught by Christian culture and my parents that if I was just a good Christian person, prayed, and trusted in God, that I would be “sent” a Christian spouse, and that I could likely expect to meet this spouse, whoever he was, at a church.

So, over the years, in my 20s and older, I would pop into the occasional church every so often. However, any time I attended,  there were never any single men of my age, once I got into my mid or late 20s, my 30s, and my 40s.

It’s not just women in their 20s who’d like to marry, it’s women in their 30s and on up age-wise who’d like to marry. Why oh why do Christians always ignore them? It’s not fair or okay.

Never, ever focus solely on 20-something singles.

With that, here is the article – below the article, I will offer my observations:

(Link): Crisis in the Christian Church: A lack of young, single men

Excerpts:

By Solomon Green, March 4, 2021

….Churches are increasingly becoming a (Link): very unpopular [PDF document] place to meet a future wife or husband since the 1940s. The truth is, Christian Culture is dying.

…new families cannot be formed when there is a barrier of severe gender imbalance.  According to (Link): Lyman Stone’s study, a typical Sunday service has 71 eligible men to 100 eligible women.

This is an enormous problem within the Body of Christ that isn’t getting any better or going to fix itself.

New men aren’t just going to walk into churches. So how do churches fix this? Well, here are three steps to help solve the problem.

Step One: Have more Sunday sermons focused on careers, sex, and marriage. These topics are of great importance, yet are hardly covered from the pulpit …

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Tinder Is Giving Away Pairs of COVID Tests to Get People to Go on Actual Dates Again

Tinder Is Giving Away Pairs of COVID Tests to Get People to Go on Actual Dates Again

(Link): Tinder giving free COVID-19 tests to users so they can meet up safely

The dating app giving 1,000 free mail-in tests to 500 Tinder matches

(Link): Tinder’s new giveaway could make Covid dating safer … for one day, at least

New York (CNN Business)After more than a year of health restrictions putting a crimp on in-person dating, Tinder says it’s gearing up for one of the “flirtiest years of our lives.” With that in mind, it’s giving away free Covid-19 tests to encourage safe dating.

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A Married Florida Man Used A Dating App, Cops Say. They Think He Met His Murderer

A Married Florida Man Used A Dating App, Cops Say. They Think He Met His Murderer

(Link): A Married Florida Man Used A Dating App, Cops Say. They Think He Met His Murderer

Six days after Daytona Beach area man Bobby Scott was last seen, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office arrested DeLand man Michael Harris Saturday night for Scott’s murder.

Harris, 20, remains in Volusia County jail without bond on a charge of second-degree murder with a deadly weapon.

VCSO said they still haven’t found the 63-year-old Scott’s body. What they did find on Tuesday, they say, was Scott’s vehicle with Harris in DeLand. Investigators say Harris claimed Scott loaned him the vehicle (VCSO didn’t specify whether it was a car, truck or SUV), but he hadn’t seen Scott since then.

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Man Who Stormed Capitol Regrets Nothing After His Dating Profile Blows Up

Man Who Stormed Capitol Regrets Nothing After His Dating Profile Blows Up

Here is one of the weirder stories to come out of the Capitol riots of Jan. 6, 2021.

(Link): Man Who Stormed Capitol Regrets Nothing After His Dating Profile Blows Up

Excerpts:

by B. Lyman

A 26-year-old who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 regrets nothing because he didn’t commit any violent acts and said his dating profile has since been “blowing up,” according to (Link): Bloomberg.

 Brandon Fellows of upstate New York said he attended the Jan. 6 rally-turned-riot after he saw President Donald Trump’s tweet that said there would be a “big protest” and that it would “be wild,” according to Bloomberg.

…Fellows said his dating profile on Bumble is “blowing up” after he posted pictures of himself at the Capitol riot, according to the report.

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What The Pandemic Has Done for Dating

What The Pandemic Has Done for Dating

(Link): What The Pandemic Has Done for Dating

Excerpts:

Most dating apps report increased usage since March, and noticeable changes in daters’ attitudes.

Singles in America surveyed 5,000 Americans and found that 58 percent of people who use dating apps say they have shifted toward more intentional dating since the pandemic.

Of those surveyed, 69 percent are being more honest with potential partners and 63 percent are spending more time getting to know them. The dating site OkCupid, where I am a scientific adviser, also noticed a 20 percent decline in users seeking a hookup.

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Couples Who Meet On Apps Just As Happy As Those Who Meet In Real Life, Study Finds by H. Frishberg

Couples Who Meet On Apps Just As Happy As Those Who Meet In Real Life, Study Finds by H. Frishberg

(Link): Couples Who Meet On Apps Just As Happy As Those Who Meet In Real Life, Study Finds

by H. Frishberg – December 31, 202

According to a 2018 survey of 3,245 Swiss people by the University of Geneva, study author Dr. Gina Potarca said there is “no differences between couples initiated through dating apps and those initiated elsewhere regarding relationship and life satisfaction.”

Swiping for love may still have some social stigma, but it results in the same strong partnerships as those formed between people who met in person.

A (Link): new study published Wednesday in the journal PLOS One has suggested early criticism of dating apps was fear-mongering.

While Tinder, Bumble and other matchmaking tech are often associated with one-night stands, casual sex or short-term relationships, those who meet on such sites often have stronger long-term relationship goals than those who meet in other ways.

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