As of 2017, there were 110.6 million single people in the United States alone, this according to the U.S. census. Therefore, it is no surprise that there are an estimated 8,000 dating sites worldwide, as of 2018.

In light of the kidnapping and murder of University of Utah student, McKenzie Lueck, just last month, June 2019, I thought it was important that we go over some online dating statistics and precautions we can take to keep ourselves safe.

Each year, according to, predators commit more than

-16,000 abductions

-1000’s of rapes

-100 murders

Furthermore, 1 out of 10 sex offenders use online dating sites to meet people, as reported by

With that being said, it is extremely important to take precautions when meeting someone from an online dating website.

I personally recommend the get LAID precaution system.

Here is precisely how to get LAID on your first dating site meet up.

L Let someone know where you are going to be.

It is very Important that you let a family member, or friend know where you are going to be. Let them know exactly where and when you are meeting your online date.

A Always meet in a public place.

It is equally as critical to your safety, to always meet in a public place, no matter what! There is absolutely no reason why, your first, second, and even third date, with an individual from an online dating site, would need to be anywhere but in public.

I Identification before hand.

Requesting that your date send you a text of his or her license (with their address and driver’s license number blacked out) is not over the top. This is important in confirming they are who they say they are.

D Do not – under any circumstances:

-Get in the other person’s car.

-Go to their home.

-Allow them to come to your home.

No matter how “hot” they are!!

So now that you have learned how to get laid on your first online date, do it well, do it with confidence, and do it safe.

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If you would like one on one online dating or profile help, email Victoria Rose at or follow her on Instagram at @Vicrose10

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