It’s the second of the double weddings that hit K-ent this third week of January 2017, right before lunar new year so maybe the couples were aiming to tie the knot in the year of the monkey before the year of the rooster arrives.Who knows but all I know is that both weddings infused me with content happiness to behold, confirmation that it is possible to find a mate in the superficial world of entertainment.I did the interview for the following story “The dangerous side of online dating” in Panama City Beach Fl seven years ago and guess what, nothing got better it got worse!PANAMA CITY BEACH, FLORIDA // With as many as 40 million single Americans using online dating services or web-networking sites such as EHarmony to look for love, it would seem that there has never been an easier time to find a soulmate online.Lee says she met her dream guy through the messaging service, Kik.“This was the rare instance someone reached out to me and found me,” Lee explains.
She did not seek monetary damages in her lawsuit, just a court order requiring the site to check its members’ backgrounds to weed out convicted sex offenders.
Last October, for example, police in Minnesota charged a 39-year-old man with raping a woman he met through the internet, after he slipped drugs into her drink that caused her to pass out. Police in Tampa, Florida in January 2009 arrested a Tennessee man who was wanted for swindling a woman he met online out of tens of thousands of dollars and leasing a Mercedes in her name that he wrecked, leaving her with more than ,000 in liabilities.
In April a Boston medical student, Philip Markoff, dubbed the “Craigslist killer” by the media, was arrested and changed with murdering a masseuse who advertised on the popular website’s erotic services section.
“Usually the problem is that the man is married or he turns out to be one of these crazy stalker people that follows a woman for months,” he said in a telephone interview.
In many cases, PI Bill Warner said he would discover that men had joined a site using a false name, a prepaid, throwaway cell phone and a phony e-mail address from free services such as Yahoo or Hotmail.