Friday, 4 March 2016

Is internet dating 'the darkest alley of them all'?

If you're dating, you can't have missed coverage of the trial and conviction of Jason Lawrance who was found guilty of raping five women he met on He has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

The Daily Mail reports Alan Charles, Derbyshire's Police & Crime Commissioner, as saying: 'Personal safety advice used to incorporate avoiding walking alone down dark alleys at night, but the internet can be the darkest alley of all.

'The popularity of any website where personal information is required does raise the question of security and more needs to be done to keep people aware of the dangers.

Detective Chief Inspector Allison Rigby, of Derbyshire Police, said: 'He utilised Match as a means to target females who were divorced or widowed. I hope this case will give dating websites the opportunity to revisit their own procedures for dealing with complaints received about particular members. I would urge them to make sure processes are in place and are robust.'

Match has been conspicuously silent during the whole episode and has allowed George Kidd of the recently-formed Online Dating Association to field questions on radio and TV.

Why might internet dating be the darkest alley of all?

Because it's cheap. And cheap dating is cheap for a reason:

  • There is no-one to police it; 
  • There is no-one to check your ID when you join; 
  • There is no-one to vet who joins, so anyone can join and anyone does; 
  • There is nobody to know who you're meeting; 
  • There is no-one to talk to when things go wrong; 

RSVP Dating Agency and Singles Club is not cheap dating. We meet every single prospective member before they join, specifically to offer reassurance to our members that they will be safe dating and going singles events with RSVP. Plus, you can talk to our team of experts whenever you like.

Yes, it costs us more; yes, our clients pay more. But if you can afford a holiday once a year, you can afford RSVP.

Sometimes in life, it's worth paying a fair price for a personal and safe service.

Call us today to chat things through with one of our friendly team of experts: 01572 774884.