Dating can be a frightening experience, and the world has made a turn in the way couples meet and are married. According to Online Dating Magazine, 17% of couples who have married in the past three years met through an online dating service. In addition, one out of every five singles in the United States has dated someone who they met online. Market Research released a report in February of 2012 on the current dating service industry in the United States. According to the report, dating services are a $2.1 billion industry with online dating representing 53% of the market and upwards of 40 million users.
Why Do I Need a Private Investigator for Online Dating?
There are many dangerous situations that can occur and have occurred in the past due to online dating. People show up with a different identity or intention than what was stated on their profile, catching the subject in a vulnerable state with little room to escape. It is very easy to provide false information via the internet; you can be almost whoever you want to be when using an online site. Criminals and predators now actively join social networking and online dating sites to set up fake profiles that are often stolen from the internet. According to an article in Scientific American, research studies have shown that more than 90% of people lie in their online dating profiles. While some of these lies may seem harmless, others can lead one to believe the person is safe and desirable when they are actually dangerous.
The concept of online dating is appealing to so many people because it gives them access to potential interests that they would otherwise never have found – widening access to the available “fish in the sea,” so to speak. Additionally, the temptation to create an identity that is void of one’s weaknesses is so strong that many forget it even exists. These are a few explanations of why so many people, especially young women, fall victim to dangerous predators on online dating websites. Furthermore, even when someone is not necessarily dangerous, their lies can lead the subject into an awkward or uncomfortable situation. While this is not reason enough to do away with online dating altogether, it should cause one to want more information before allowing themselves to be put in a potentially dangerous situation.
Our Los Angeles private investigations will cover the following areas to meet your needs:
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Since California law states that private investigations are to be kept confidential, the individual being researched will not find out about the investigation. Meeting a potential love interest online is a very sensitive situation but concern for safety is completely justified and in fact, admirable. Your concern is our concern; all background investigations are private and remain confidential because their only purpose is to help you, our client, understand this person better. At Sunset Blvd. Investigations, Inc. we have the tools and means to give you confidence in the individual you are seeking to meet.
Contact a Los Angeles private investigator from our office today to learn more about internet dating investigations and how we can help protect you from dangerous people.