Deadly internet dating horror stories
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There are a number of dating apps on the market — including happn, Hinge and Grindr — but Tinder is the most prominent.
Tuiasosopo ‘killed off’ Kekua in an effort to end the charade entirely, but not before harshly deceiving Te’o -- At the mall on Black Friday, shit typically hits the fan -- in a figurative way.
But this Black Friday, shit hit the mailbox -- literally.
The murder trial of Gable Tostee received media attention around the world, with many stories focussing on the fact that he and Warriena Wright met on Tinder before she fell to her death from his apartment balcony on the Gold Coast in 2014.
The question is whether headlines like this one from the New York Post — — reflect legitimate safety concerns, or whether dating apps are just another means of meeting strangers, no different to a bar or a club.