In the 21st century, people are more likely to meet their significant other online than they are IRL. Regardless of that fact, online dating is still as dangerous as it ever was. Not only is catfishing (where a pursuer pretends to be someone else online) a strangely popular pastime of weirdo shut-ins, but you also never know who’s harboring a secret desire to randomly take someone's life. The stories of online murders on this list are enough to make you slam your laptop shut and avoid every one of your Facebook friends that you’ve never met in real life (also, why did you accept those requests?). Whether you’ve run into some online trouble before, or it’s never occurred to you that predators lurk online, prepare to be really creeped out as you read these stories of online dating murder.
If you’re asking yourself, “Is online dating dangerous?” You’re going to start screaming “YES!” into the mirror as soon as you finish reading these tales of online flirting that ended in murder. Each tale in this collection of real news stories about online murders is just as crazy as the one before it - so much so that at least two Lifetime movies are based on crimes found on this list. That’s not even a joke.
So, is internet dating dangerous? Normally it would be up to you to decide for yourself, but in this case, the answer is definitely YES. Read about all of the online flirting that ended in murder, and then maybe take a break from the internet for a few days.