Online Dating! Don’t Say i didnt Warn You: A true life story


 When Mary Kay Beckman was looking for love, she went to and met a man there named Wade Ridley. They went on
a few dates, but after awhile things weren’t working out, so she broke up with
him. A pretty common modern-day dating scenario … until it became anything

When she broke up with him, he went crazy. And, according to KVVU-TV, one
night in January 2011 he stabbed her in the face dozens of times, smashed her
head with a rock, and stomped upon her face. Then he left for her dead.

Fortunately, she survived, but now she’s seeking justice, and it’s
that she thinks should pay. She’s filed a $10 million dollar lawsuit against the site because it
didn’t warn her that something  like this could happen.

before she was brutally battered

There’s no doubt Ridley was evil. Less than a month after attacking Beckman
he met another woman through and killed her. He was
sentenced to prison for murder where he later died.
But was the website responsible for telling her there are people out there
like that in the world? I don’t think so. Beckman’s attorney, Marc Saggese,
says the lawsuit is about “failure to warn”. He says
doesn’t offer any kind of warning about the dangers of dating, and people feel
a false sense of security.
“Match does nothing to ensure the safety of its people, but you pay
$30, you think you’re getting some type of protection,” Saggese said.

Really? I’ve never used, but I would think no such thing. It’s
online dating, and anyone can upload a profile. Just like any guy you meet a
bar could be a bad seed, so too could anyone you meet online be one. So yes, we
should remind ourselves and our friends that there are sick people out there
and to use caution, but no more owes a warning to customers
than a nightclub does
 It may be prudent in’s case to add a warning; it can’t hurt.
But it’s ridiculous to think that an absence of such a warning would have made
any difference in this case at all.

Do you think should have to pay in this case?

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