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Seven million UK residents are currently registered with online dating sites, according to the report.
But the increased number of rapes indicates that you need to keep your wits about you when meeting strangers.
“It can be hard to meet people when you’re busy,” she explains.
But what has led to the increase in popularity of online dating?The number of rape allegations linked to online dating websites has increased sixfold in five years, according to Britain’s leading crime-fighting body.National Crime Agency (NCA) figures show 184 people made allegations they were raped by someone they met online in 2014 – up from 33 in 2009.“There used to be a stigma but when you get a certain critical mass of people doing it, the social norms shift which is what’s happened over the past four years,” says clinical psychologist Jessamy Hibbert.“It’s become more normal, so these days people think, ‘Why haven’t you tried online dating? And the generation doing it now have all grown up online while when it was first out, that generation of 20-30 year olds hadn’t grown up with the internet in the same way.” With the online world becoming an ever-present part of our existence it was perhaps inevitable that we would begin shopping for love, in the same way we do for clothes, music and most other components of our everyday lives.
Rapes related to online dating increased by nearly a factor of six -- from 33 in 2009 to 184 in 2014 -- according to a report released Monday by the UK's National Crime Agency.