While large parts of the South are definitely sketchy, the numbers on crime and STDs coming out of DC are next level. In fact, the District of Columbia’s rates per capita for both violent crime and STDs are almost double the rates in Alaska, its nearest competitor on our Most Dangerous list.On the other end of the spectrum, Vermont enjoys the number one spot on our list of safest states for online dating.
This chapter does not apply to an Internet service provider serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an online dating service provider.
(a) For purposes of this chapter, an online dating service provider conducts a criminal background check on a person if the provider initiates a name search for the person's convictions for any:(1) felony offense;(2) offense the conviction or adjudication of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; and(3) offense for which an affirmative finding of family violence was made under Article 42.013, Code of Criminal Procedure.(b) The name search described by Subsection (a) must be conducted by searching:(1) available and regularly updated government public record databases for criminal conviction records described by Subsections (a)(1)-(3) that in the aggregate provide substantially national coverage of those records; or(2) regularly updated databases that contain at least the same or substantially similar coverage as would be accessible through searching databases described by Subdivision (1).
(a) An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state and conducts a criminal background check on each member before permitting a Texas member to communicate through the provider with another member shall clearly and conspicuously disclose to all Texas members that the provider conducts a criminal background check, as described by Section 106.003, on each member before permitting a Texas member to communicate through the provider with another member.(b) An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state and conducts a criminal background check on each member shall include on the provider's Internet website:(1) a statement of whether the provider excludes from its online dating service all persons identified as having been convicted of:(A) a felony offense;(B) an offense the conviction or adjudication of which requires registration as a sex offender under Chapter 62, Code of Criminal Procedure; or(C) an offense for which an affirmative finding of family violence was made under Article 42.013, Code of Criminal Procedure;(2) a statement of the number of years of a member's criminal history that is included in a criminal background check; and(3) a statement that:(A) criminal background checks are not foolproof;(B) criminal background checks may give members a false sense of security;(C) criminal background checks are not a perfect safety solution;(D) criminals may circumvent even the most sophisticated search technology;(E) not all criminal records are public in all states and not all databases are up to date;(F) only publicly available convictions are included in the criminal background check; and(G) the criminal background check does not cover other types of convictions than convictions for offenses described by Section 106.003(a) or any convictions from foreign countries.(c) A disclosure required by Subsection (a) must be stated in bold, capital letters in at least 12-point type on the online dating service provider's Internet website.
DISCLOSURES BY PROVIDER THAT CONDUCTS CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS.
For country singles, electronic matchmaking is a logical choice. Residents of a town of 1,200 already know each other; so if they don’t fancy the recently divorced guy behind the counter at the feed store or the widow three pews ahead in church, they’re stuck. Amid photos posted of men standing next to their Porsches and women in Anne Klein cocktail suits are farmers astride state-of-the-art John Deeres and cowgirls combing prize-winning Santa Gertrudis.
However, after perusing hundreds of carefully curated profiles, you’ll begin to suspect that not everyone is who they seem to be. We analyzed the FBI’s cybercrime and violent crime rates per capita for each state, as well as the CDC’s reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, which are the most common STDs in America. However, the statistics are disconcerting and should send a clear message to singles everywhere.
An online dating service provider that offers services to residents of this state shall clearly and conspicuously provide a safety awareness notification on the provider's Internet website that includes a list and description of safety measures reasonably designed to increase awareness of safer online dating practices.
Whether your interests lie in sports, music, antique hunting, or fine dining, there is a wealth of variety for local dating in Dallas.
Although it does have an older population and the lower crime rates that often come with rural areas, Vermont also has less STDs per capita due to robust sex education.