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Dating website Match.com has announced it will shortly begin checking existing and new members against public sex offender registries. The move follows on the heels of a lawsuit filed by a woman who says she was sexually assaulted by a sex offender -- a man she met through Match.com. The move is a departure for Match.com -- as it would be for other sites in this category, which have avoided offering such services for a variety of reasons. Cost is mostly likely one; another, perhaps, is the possibility of becoming legally liable for failure to screen out an offender.

False security
Posted by: robertcooney 2011-04-18 20:28:49 In reply to: Erika Morphy
Although this is a tragic situation, we at AlumniDate.com feel that meeting someone online is far safer than in a club or bar due to the fact that members can spend more time getting to know each other before meeting in person. Sex offender screening will give members a false sense of security.
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