The digital age has been ushered in with a variety of really cool things that make our lives easier and more exciting. Instant everything, with a side of pop-up window in 36 characters or less, is pretty standard today, even in the world of romance as single persons go virtual in the search for love.

According to the U.S. Census figures from 2016, there are roughly 110 million adults over the age of 18 living in the country who are unmarried. The percentage breakdown is 53.2% women, 46.8% men, which immediately suggests a disparity for single people interested in meeting a potential mate. The answer, for some, is online dating.

The options are numerous these days for singles who want to reach out to other single people. Dating websites have exploded in popularity with boasting 23.5 million members to eHarmony's 4.1 million users. This surge in popularity also brings to the forefront a certain degree of risk and safety concerns for innocent people genuinely in search of a meaningful relationship.

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