Increase in online dating

by  |  17-Oct-2014 08:22

“And with online dating and people not even knowing who the person is, if you come down with chlamydia or gonorrhea, let’s say, and you want to make sure you treat the partner, there’s no way of knowing who the partner is.” Last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported significant increases in the numbers of Americans infected with STDs, including a record number infected with chlamydia.

In a fact sheet provided for the 2014 data on chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis, the agency warns its annual surveillance report may only reveal “a fraction of the true burden of STDs in America” since many cases go unreported.

While the report confirms what most already know – that online dating has thrived in the past few years – the true scope of this increase is often hard to grasp, but such figures put in perspective the massive growth of online dating recently, while also pointing to the areas that services must look at, if they want to keep improving their platforms and better serve their customers. Born in Newcastle, he has an English degree from Queen Mary, London and after working for the NHS, trained as a journalist with the Press Association.

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