Can registered sex offenders be on dating sites
It's the dangerous side of online dating -- millions of single women and men swiping left and swiping right on dating apps, such as Tinder, Zoosk, POF and Bumble, never knowing for sure if what you see is what you're going to get."I'm just hoping to meet someone who's honest, true and, you know, their profile matches what they say," said Zari Sue, of Houston.And there's the time she was catfished by a 60-year-old man, passing himself off as his 25-year-old son. "I'm like, ' This is not happening.'" May 10, 2017, Aubrey, Texas.
It's called Gatsby, a smartphone dating app that scans millions of publicly available criminal records before you're allowed to post your profile. "I feel like I can open up more." Gatsby is a totally free cyber dating app.Gerding, now an appellate defender with the state Office of the Appellate Defender, said he spoke with Packingham on Monday after the high court’s ruling.“He was excited to hear the results and glad the court respects the First Amendment rights of all people,” Gerding said.Though the law makes exceptions for websites that provide narrow services such as email, the three-judge N. appeals court panel that ruled in the case said it could prohibit a registered sex offender from accessing Google, Amazon or even a cooking TV channel website because the sites provide secondary social networking forums.North Carolina’s sex offender laws require people convicted since 1996 of sexually violent offenses and specific crimes against children to register with the sheriff’s office in the counties where they live.
"With online dating sites, you are available to everyone," said Joe Penora, CEO and founder of Gatsby.