The case was settled out of court and led to carry out checks on members to ensure they are not on the sex offender registry.
"Checking the register is not in itself standard practice, but online companies that sell 'relationships' could find themselves having to comply with consumer protection regulations and (doing) all they can to keep their users safe," Mapp said.
We-Consent, an app developed by the Institute for the Study of Coherence and Emergence, allows users to document agreements for sexual acts through the app.
We-Consent does not serve as a dating platform, as users do not meet new people through the app.
"We support bringing this case to justice."Authorities said dating apps were the common thread for a pair of serial rapists who were convicted last year.
Jacob said Mckelvey never showed any sign of problems with Reed."Their relationship sounded pleasant," she said.A study by the Pew Research Center found that nearly 30% of people ages 18-24 used online dating sites — up from 10% in 2013. Marine Tom Eggleston, 27, found his wife, Courtney, by using Plenty of Fish."I was always a little skeptical about using the Internet to find a long-term relationship, but I was determined to find someone," Eggleston said.And it isn't just the younger crowd: 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds used the services in 2015 — a 100% increase from two years earlier, the study found. "I felt like it was a shot in the dark and I didn't think I'd find anyone of interest, but I ended up finding my wife." "When people asked how I met my wife, I used to have a small sense of embarrassment when telling them it was through a dating site," Eggleston said.Tinder did not respond to the Free Press' request for an interview."Josh did the setting up," Muskegon County Circuit Judge Timothy Hicks said. He brought Larry into the case later."Both are serving sentences of up to 51 years in prison after being convicted of multiple counts of criminal sexual conduct."Anyone can put anything they want on a profile — you don't know who's behind the screen," Jacob said.