Internet dating psychopaths
With little emotional goings on inside they often seek stimulation from external sources.
Hence they often engage in struggles for psychological one-upmanship or ‘mind-games’ with other people for sadistic pleasure.
Considering these stats, the grim reality is that if you date online, you’re likely to run into a few freaky fish before you find a good catch. The list of women who have been raped or sexually assaulted by online dates is even longer. Do they write in all caps or nonsensical sentences? Does that profile picture look a little too good to be true?
If you’re using a dating site which is well known for one night stands, you have a higher risk of running into an unsavory character — and an STD to boot. Philip Markoff, the notorious Craigslist killer, was a handsome, rich medical student. Unfortunately sexual predators don’t exclude themselves to tacky dating sites.
For many, online dating is a great and positive way of meeting people in today's fast paced, digital age, but we should be very mindful that a significant minority of online daters are likely to be damaging to you, as they are either emotionally sapping to you or, more harmfully, psychopathic.
Whilst that sounds a little frightening, it doesn't need to be, as long as you're mindful of this.
Online dating is now a normal part of our social lives, but how do you protect yourself or a loved one from the dangers of meeting strangers online? Prepare to be disappointed — a staggering 81% of people lie on their online profile!
Perhaps they’ve knocked a few pounds off their weight, or claimed to be a hiking fan when the only terrain they’ve conquered is the shortest route to the pub.