TALLAHASSEE.COM -- Apr 20 -- A new law could endanger Florida singles who use Internet dating services. House Bill 531 and Senate Bill 1224 would create a false sense of security by having the state endorse an outdated and ineffective way to keep convicted criminals off of online dating sites. Any criminal or would-be criminal with some intelligence could easily figure out how to get past a screening. Online dating services are inherently safer than many other dating methods. Singles remain anonymous in their own homes while asking as many questions and learning about potential dates at their leisure. Internet dating is rapidly evolving its own safety guidelines.
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