By Amy E. Feldman
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A woman in China had perhaps the most awkward meeting with a man she met on an internet dating site when she accidentally arranged for an adult encounter with her father-in-law.
Neither knew it would be the other because they both used fake names and fake pictures. That is a bad date.
Thankfully, most people with internet dating site horror stories have the more common, less serious problem of finding out that her date is a dud, but not her dad.
If your dream date on paper turns out to be a loser, what are your legal rights to go after the dating website that made you fill out a gazillion questions only to realize they don’t know anything about you or the guy?
You will see that most specifically state that they DON’T conduct background checks and your safety is your own responsibility.
Don’t fool yourself into thinking you know the real person through your internet conversations when, in fact, you really don’t know if what he’s typing is true or not – so don’t let your guard down when you meet; bring along a friend for safety, and don’t believe everything you read either about Mr. Right or about the site’s ability to find him for you.