Meeting Mr or Ms Right can be a lifelong quest that perhaps will never work out perfectly, despite the efforts of romantic novel authors.

Dating apps can be safer than hanging around in dodgy bars late at night.

But different dangers lurk in the online environment, and when you consider that information is particularly personal in a dating app, that information can be used in a particularly unpleasant way.

In fact, three quarters of people surveyed were found to be victims of some form of stalking, assault, or unauthorised dissemination of highly personal images.

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Produced By: Andrew Herlinger

Featured In Story: Sarah Napier, Research Manager, Australian Institute of Criminology

First aired on The Wire, Wednesday 5 October 2022