Taking personal responsibility for your safety
A California entertainment executive is suing Match.com the world’s largest online dating service over a sexual assault. An unidentified California woman who meet a man on Match.com and while on the second date was sexually assaulted is suing the online dating company because of their screening process, it was later revealed that this man was a sex offender who had been previously convicted of sexual assault. In the lawsuit, the woman wants Match.com to put into play a screening policy to check for sex offenders, plus a restraining order against any new men joining until this is in place.
In the U.S., every two minutes a person is sexually assaulted, 60% of assaults are not reported to the police., approximately 2/3 of all assaults are committed by someone know by the victim and 38% of rapist is a friend or acquaintance. So, at some point we must take personal responsibility for us actions. Always tell a family member or friend where you’re going and with whom. Take a chaperon on the first two or three dates. Don’t be so quick to take a man to your home or go to his. Also try not to use alcohol in the first few dates until you really get to know the person, and listen to what they say.
In 2010, there were 273.225 sexual assault victims. If this woman had meet her date on the train, would see sue the train company? Don’t be in a hurry to find love, it’s not an overnight thing. Ask more questions, and again please keep alcohol out of it, and be safe.