After a couple days chatting with a brown-haired, square-jawed guy on a dating app, I did what I always do when a match seems mildly promising: I Googled him.Based on personal details he'd mentioned, I found his full name and, ultimately, a local news article chronicling his second arrest -- this one after being found drunk, naked and disoriented in a public area one night two years back.If you meet someone at a bar, you should probably check them out, too. I've found everything from arrest records to dudes who were clearly still married, and I'm glad I figured that out before investing much more than a few lines of banter.Fourth, yeah, dating apps should probably do a better job with their users' safety. If you manage to suss out a last name (you might need to get creative with your Googling) and feel the need to dig deeper, there's the National Sex Offender Public Website, where you can search by name and location.Single adults may experience physical and emotional changes during and after cancer treatment. Concerns about dating and sexual intimacy after cancer treatment are common.But do not let fear keep you from pursuing relationships.
There's some merit to that argument, but I would counter that safety trumps all else.In the immortal words of rapper Eminem, back to the lab again, yo.As can sometimes be the case when meeting people through dating apps and sites, you don't always know what you're getting into.Alternatively, you may feel dishonest or insincere withholding this information.If so, consider sharing before a relationship becomes serious.The company acknowledged that registered sex offenders have access to those platforms, and the report told told of several women who met them online and were raped by them.Match Group's flagship service, Match.com, does perform background checks.Online dating apps aren't the only services whose users have reported sexual assault.On Wednesday, , alleging the company hasn't done enough to protect them from sexual assault by drivers.Plus, the idea is to establish a baseline comfort that the person you're talking to isn't a danger, not to dig up conversational ammo so you can pretend to like the same bands. If something feels off, there's a good chance it is.Download ASCO's free 1-page fact sheet on Your Fertility and Cancer Treatment.