DISCOVERY NEWS - July 29 - Measures being introduced nationwide seek to make dating sites more transparent, and safe. Connecticut, New York, Florida, Texas, and New Jersey are among states that already have laws requiring dating sites to post safety notices. The Illinois State Senate recently passed legislation requiring dating sites to tell their members whether they perform background checks using government databases. Any site in violation gets fined $50K. Match.com started screening for sex offenders. Match was also one of three companies, along with eHarmony and Spark Networks, that announced this spring they would introduce new safeguards against sexual predators, scammers, and identity thieves. That includes weeding out fake profiles.