Beware the danger lurking in online dating

The popularity of online dating apps like Tinder and Paktor may have given rise to the problem of online dating-related sexual offences, observers say. There are more than 10 dating apps in Singapore.
The popularity of online dating apps like Tinder and Paktor may have given rise to the problem of online dating-related sexual offences, observers say. There are more than 10 dating apps in Singapore.ST PHOTO: KHALID BABA

Women have reported being sexually assaulted by those they meet via dating apps

Girl met boy online. Girl went on a date with boy.

Then the horror began.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 06, 2018, with the headline 'Beware the danger lurking in online dating'. Print Edition | Subscribe