Former member sues online dating service over stabing

Jan 26, 2013 Full story: Examiner.com

Every years thousands of people join online dating services hoping to find their perfect match.

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sonja

Sittingbourne, UK

#1 Jan 28, 2013
This is crazy! how can match.com be responsible is someone gets stabbed? It's like suing a nightclub if the same thing happened but the people met in the club not match.com
Anyone agree with me??

I checked the match.com terms and conditions and found the following;
We do not have a contractual obligation nor moral or ethically responsibility or the technical means to:

verify the identity of persons who register as Members or use our Services; or

to verify or monitor Member Content (although we do reserve the right to monitor if we think it appropriate).

As a Member you are advised not to assume that any Member Content is accurate. A person may not be who he or she claims to be. You should at all times exercise the same caution you would normally when you meet people. We cannot be liable for false or misleading statements by Members.
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Ive been using 2 dating sites, Zoosk.com and www.giggadate.com so i looked at both the terms there and i found this on zoosk;
Interactions with Other Users; Criminal Background Screenings. You assume all risk when using the Services, including but not limited to all risks associated with any online or offline interactions with others, including dating. There is no substitute for acting with caution when communicating with any stranger who wants to meet you. YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT, CURRENTLY, ZOOSK DOES NOT ROUTINELY SCREEN ITS USERS, INQUIRE INTO THE BACKGROUND OF ITS USERS, ATTEMPT TO VERIFY INFORMATION PROVIDED BY ITS USERS OR CONDUCT CRIMINAL SCREENINGS OF ITS USERS. ZOOSK RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CONDUCT SUCH INQUIRIES OR SCREENINGS (INCLUDING THE SEARCH OF ANY SEX OFFENDER REGISTRIES), HOWEVER, IN ITS SOLE DISCRETION. Zoosk does not make any representations, warranties or guarantees as to the conduct of its users or their compatibility with you. You acknowledge that not all users are available for matching and that Zoosk may create test profiles or accounts to monitor the operation of the Services.
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then these on www.giggadate.com/termsandconditions
We offer the following methods of saftey however we do not do criminal background checks, therefore we cannot guarantee the saftey of any date.

1: Image verification. This method is enforced on every user. A verification image will be checked against the user's profile to establish that the user in the images has created the profile. Webcam verification is also available.
2: Paper trail safe. This system allows any user to request another user to make a token payment via credit or debit card so that that users details are held on file to assist any member in the unlikely but possible event where policing authorities would need a users information. The payment details are stored with a regulated financial body and not GiggaDate.
3: Anti Fraud. GiggaDate uses a custom built in house system to monitor the activities of users to flag up fraudulent behaviour.
4: Human admin. We have Admin profiles which are available to chat with should you ever need them.

Its interesting how the different sites protect themselves. Ultimately your taking a gamble getting out of bed everyday but it is right that a site should offer as many means of protection as possible. I'm happy with zoosk and giggadate although i only use zoosk when they give me free messages which is not often enough!

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