We are supporting a Gloucestershire Constabulary led campaign targeting users on Tinder, the dating app.
A recent National Crime Agency Analysis identified a significant increase in the number of reports to UK police about rape and sexual assaults carried out by perpetrators through online dating.
" Like thousands of others who find themselves single in middle age, Janet, the mother of two grown-up daughters, had put her faith in a dating agency.
She was hoping to find, as she puts it, 'someone to grow old with'. She asked for a rugged professional man who owned his own home and did not smoke.
"As he detailed every single haulage firm he'd ever worked for, rating them for speed and efficiency, I found myself feeling lower and lower - I couldn't believe how dull this man was," says Janet, 49, a property developer from the Forest of Dean.
"But then it got a lot worse when he started trying to look deeply into my eyes and suggesting we had a 'special connection'.
Being raped or sexually-assaulted is a traumatic experience and you may feel unsure about reporting it.
You can contact Gloucestershire Constabulary or Gloucestershire Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre (GRASAC) ON 01452 526770.
"It worries me in Gloucestershire that some people aren't taking the necessary precautions when meeting others after talking online.
While at this male's flat she lost consciousness after being drugged.
She was then sexually assaulted without her consent.
We work hard to make sure that your safety and privacy are never compromised. You can use our site on your computer, tablet and mobile phone. If you’ve been on the site for a while it might be time to give your profile a makeover.
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