Should dating sites be held responsible for relationships gone bad?

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  1. agoins profile image60
    agoinsposted 12 years ago

    Should dating sites be held responsible for relationships gone bad?

  2. A Creative Mind90 profile image60
    A Creative Mind90posted 12 years ago

    Yes and no. Yes because they always assure you that they will help find the best match for you, but how can they do that if people get online and lie. Typing in anything into a box that would sound good to someone. No because some people dont really know who they are and fill in the boxes with who they think they are or want to be but in reality they are not that person at all.

  3. agoins profile image60
    agoinsposted 12 years ago

    I think they sould be held responsible because they are suppose to do an extensive back ground check on the subscribers, such as criminal history, law suits etc. So if you get with someone that appears to be a nice person and they have a history of domestic violence, weather male or female then someone gets assulted or raped then the company didnt do a good job therefore liable.

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    skymasterposted 12 years ago

    Not the dating sites, the Internet is to blame. Just imagine the time you read this lines how many people all over the world sit and surf meaninglessly on the net!!!

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 12 years ago

    No, I don't think so.  Someone signing up for one of the dating sites can lie, give misinformation etc.  I think using one of those sites is much like meeting someone in a bar or other social setting, you are on your own and the information the guy/gal gives you may or may not be true--so dater beware!

  6. dashingscorpio profile image80
    dashingscorpioposted 12 years ago

    No, dating sites should not be held responsible for people (we choose to date). Each and everyone of us chooses our own friends, lovers, and spouse.
    Most dating sites only require a form a payment to become a member and others are free. If the government has a difficult time tracking down known terriorists with all the resources they have you can imagine how difficult and expensive it would be for a dating site to do (up to the minute background checks) on thousdands or millions of members!

    The same people you'd meet online are the same people going to nightclubs, restaurants, parks, beaches, malls, college, work, grocery stores, and churches. Prior to online dating they were meeting and dating people without being "pre-screened". It's important to always take things slowly when meeting a stranger. It takes time to get to know someone. There's no rush to exchange email addresses, phone numbers, or meet in person. You can communicate through the dating site via their email and IM.

    One of the great things about meeting someone online is it's up to YOU to decide when or if you ever meet.  This gives you time to get to know the person and even pay to do your own background check if you are so inclined to do so. Every relationship begins with a calculated risk. Keep in mind most people are going to put their "best foot" forward. It takes more time to get to know someone than most people are willing to invest these days. Looking out for #1 is and always will be YOUR responsibility. You shouldn't trust anyone else to do it better than you!

  7. thebigbagblog profile image60
    thebigbagblogposted 12 years ago

    No. No way. Not at all. No...Absolutely not...No they shouldn't. I think we all have to have ownership in our own life choices!

  8. LadyLoverly profile image58
    LadyLoverlyposted 12 years ago

    Short answer: No.

    Dating sites are just an alternative method of finding someone who could potentially be a serious future partner. With this being said, they aren't for everyone. And for those involved, just be smart about it. People may lie, but in all honesty, you're just as likely to encounter that in real life. I think we just have an easier time trusting people who we are looking at eye to eye.

    Personally, I have two male cousins who met their current wives on such sites and they happily building their families.

    I recommend talking with the potential date on the phone before meeting up in person and if you are looking solely for a serious relationship, you are better off paying for more professional sites such as and Eharmony.

    Happy hunting!



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