Dating vs hanging out article
There has been more than one study that blames the spike in STI rates on dating apps. All you need to do is commit yourself to having open, honest conversations with each new sex partner before putting your health or theirs at risk.
With online dating, everything seems to move at warp speed.
It's often talked about in a funny, "haha that's so crazy" way, but the reality is that — and I don't mean to sound dramatic — there are real weirdos and predators out there.
From scams to get your money to people posing as someone else for attention, catfishing does happen, and you should always be on your guard.
Don't be afraid to Google stalk — if you want to meet someone, it's your right to actually confirm their existence before hanging out (or even chatting) with them.
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