Proving dating services online has some exciting, stimulating but also challenging and sensitive issues.
People are, by definition, looking to make new contacts, new friendships and new relationships.
This can create uncertainties, vulnerabilities as people hopefully move into those new friendships and relationships.
To most, it is common knowledge that people who have reached the age of majority should not be romantically involved with minors.
However, does a senior in high school feel like an adult?
We have millions of members in cities across the USA and the world who want one thing and one thing only, to hook up now! I try not to take life so seriously and I don't really go out to bars. There are a lot of sex sites out there that are designed to scam you, stealing your information and money and offering you nothing on their sites but fake profiles and foreign scammers - but NOT US.
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Or get into relationships that last, end, or get you in jail?
Freshmen and seniors may have elective classes and/or play sports together. Yet they may not date or have sexual encounters without fear of life changing effects.
But laws and regulations have to deal with the generality of industries and businesses to which they apply and our statutory regulators are often thinly stretched and not able to do much other than react to consumer harms.