Online dating can be a lot of fun, and you can meet some amazing people.
But stay aware of common dangers you can encounter in the process, and take measures to protect yourself.
The trait Utah and Idaho share is their sizable Mormon populations.Mormons, a nickname for those who belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, hold a firm stance on abstinence before marriage, so dating in these states means you’re a lot less likely to get an STD.The least densely populated state is a tough place to police, and it’s only going to get worse due to its shrinking resources for the Department of Law. Other studies have shown that Louisiana and Arkansas are also hotbeds for teen pregnancy.But this is more than just an issue of not living what you’re taught on Sundays.Arkansas and Louisiana are among the five poorest states in the US.
With no contraception education and only two Planned Parenthood Health Centers each, it’s likely many residents aren’t receiving the education or assistance they need to practice safe sex. Let’s talk about how North Carolina beat the system!
We just want you to know whether you need to be extra careful protecting yourself when you’re going out with people who are virtually strangers.
On that note, this is how each state ranks for online dating safety: The teams at High Speed and Safe Wise developed this list of the safest and most dangerous states for online dating by using the most-recent stats on violent crime, cybercrime, gonorrhea, and chlamydia and comparing them to population estimates.
We weren’t surprised by many of the results since a lot of states landed in the same place as last year’s study.
One of the biggest differences in this year’s data is that Washington, DC, didn’t make our list since the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention didn’t release information on sexually transmitted diseases for Washington, DC.
For most states, that didn’t change their rankings much. To give it props, North Carolina has done a bit better in the areas we measure.