With Valentine’s around the corner, a question I’m asked frequently is, “How safe is online dating?”
As an online dating expert who constantly teaches dating safety tips, I was pleased to see that highspeedinternet.com (HSI) and SafeWise, combined their efforts and did a deep dive into online dating safety, state-by-state to come up with a list of the safest and most dangerous states to be swiping right to look for a sweetheart.
At Cyber-Dating Expert, we believe that vetting your dates online can be safer than curling up at a bar with an intoxicated stranger. Therefore, each state is safe if you take the time to learn about someone and spot the red flags of those who might not be sincere.
At the end of the digital day, we say date online in all states and countries and cast a wide net, while selecting wisely.
Here’s their list of the safest places to find a digital sweetheart.
Top 10 Safest States to Date Online
- New Hampshire
- West Virginia
- New Jersey
Their research included, crime, sex education, STDs.
On the downside, this report included a list of the 10 states they felt were more dangerous for digital daters.
- New Mexico
- South Carolina
- North Carolina
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Wishing you much love and joy in cyberspace, or wherever you may swipe or roam. xo
Julie Spira is America’s Top Online Dating Expert and Digital Matchmaker. Julie’s been called the “Pioneer of Online Dating” and has been helping singles find love online for over 20 years. She’s the author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating: Confessions of a H0peful Romantic Looking for Love Online and creates Irresistible Profiles for singles on the dating scene.