Online dating horror stories statistics
In April a Boston medical student, Philip Markoff, dubbed the "Craigslist killer" by the media, was arrested and changed with murdering a masseuse who advertised on the popular website's erotic services section.
Two months later Craigslist was hit with another scandal when it emerged that a North Carolina man used the site to hire a man to rape his wife while the husband watched.
And having sifted through a seemingly-endless stream of submissions, she points out that there is a clear and obvious pattern in the behavior of almost all of the aggressive messengers.
While some of the submissions featured are too rude to repeat, others are slightly more ridiculous and include a variety of extraordinary comebacks from jaded gentlemen, irate at the thought of being turned down.'I am not interested': A lot of the women who send in submissions to the account are very clear about their feelings early on in the conversation, however their honesty is rarely met with a reasonable response One woman, after seemingly ignoring a man's advances, was told: 'Yeahhhh so I have come to the conclusion that you are a Class A b***h.
"You get young naive women or the over-50 year olds who are recently divorced, they are often excited about meeting a new man and they make easy prey." In some instances, the first date ends in violence.