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‘Romeos’ Lure Asotin Women Online

Online dating is leading to some broken hearts and empty bank accounts in Asotin County. Asotin County sheriff's Capt. Dan Hally said in the past year, several local women have reported virtual dating scams that involved sending a stranger money or unknowingly participating in criminal activity. In each case, the woman believed she had met the “love of her life” online, Hally said. “So many people overlook huge red flags because of an overwhelming fear of being alone. They have never met these men in real life, and they are desperate for companionship”/Kerri Sandaine, Lewiston Tribune. More here.

Question: I know couples who met online and are happy together. But I doubt that I would trust online dating if I was single. How about you?

Steele Sent 14K Emails To Other Gals

Jurors this morning saw emails Edgar Steele sent to a 25-year-old European woman with whom prosecutors say he was seeking an intimate relationship. The messages were among more than 14,000 Steele sent through a Ukrainian online dating website in the months before his arrest last June. Steele told Tatyana Loginova he was looking for “his second half, a girl he couldn't live without,” and that he was not in love with his wife. Edgar Steele told her he had “produced the greatest children in the world, but I deserve more. I will never have another American woman, never again,” Assistant U.S. Attorney Traci Whelan said/Meghann Cuniff, Sirens & Gavels. More here.

Question (for men): What has Steele got that you ain't got?

High Noon: Online Dating

A friendly wink has long been a way to let someone know you find them interesting, amusing or attractive. Though the advent of online dating has changed the way couples meet and interact, at a virtual wink is still a way to signal interest. And for Spokane Valley’s Mary Spalding and Lee Stanton it led to true love. “Apparently, I winked first,” Spalding said. Two years ago, the recently divorced single mom waded cautiously into the world of online dating. “I was out of practice and kind of nervous”/CindyH, Washington Voices. More here.

Question: What do you think about online dating sites?

Online Dating Thrives In Bad Economy

Housing prices are plummeting. Jobs are evaporating. The economy is a mess. But singles are wading into the online dating pool in record numbers, giving virtual matchmakers their best traffic figures in years – and giving users even better odds for finding a snuggle buddy, a fling or The One. In addition to “This Cougar is looking for her prey” and other bootylicious come-ons, lonely hearts are headlining their posts with more somber sentiments, such as “its a gloomy time of year and im not talking about the rain” or “need hot girlfriend, will provide food”/LA Times. More here.

Question: Do you consider online dating to be safe?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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