Roughly 40 million Americans use online dating sites like Match.com, Zoosk.com, and e to find love, and that number is on the rise.
And while many do meet “the one”—17% of people who married in the past year met their mate on the internet–they’re also facing serious privacy issues along the way.
She signed up for JDate, an online dating site for Jewish singles.
“All kinds of people are doing it,” says Caploe, 54, a publisher who lives in New York City.
Pay special attention to the part about third parties.
Find out whether the site shares your information with advertisers, partner companies, research firms, etc.
Our Bronze Award winner, Ok Cupid, allows for a combination of suggested matches and matches that you essentially make yourself by using an array of search filters.
So when Roberta Caploe was ready to start dating again after a divorce, she didn’t ask her friends to fix her up or feel the need to frequent bars or health clubs.One study found that one in ten members of online dating sites is a scammer.Recent data breaches on Plentyof and e put hundreds of members’ personal info at risk.In fact, people over 50 are one of the fastest growing segments.“It’s a product of the growing normalcy of using social media apps,” says Moira Weigel, author of “Labor of Love: The Invention of Online Dating” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 2016).