Bill to Make Online Dating Safer
State lawmakers are considering ways to make dating websites safer for people looking for love online.
Pending bills would require websites to provide more information to customers about the pitfalls of using the Internet to line up dates.
The legislative proposals come amid various accounts of sex offenders using matchmaking sites to find victims. A Pennsylvania man is currently serving two lengthy sentences for sexually women several women, including some he met on the website Match.com.
Meantime, New York lawmakers want to beef up a recent law that provided daters with a list of safety tips, such as not revealing personal information to a potential suiter.
The website recently announced it will begin screening its users against the national sex offender registry.