International internet dating

People are now not only turning to their devices to work, shop, and play, but to manage their personal lives and relationships too. But with concerns rife following incidents such as the infamous Ashley Madison breach, and with the process inherently requiring users to share personal information, it’s important to consider the potential dangers involved.

Are online daters giving away too much about themselves?

One well-established online dating site for singles living abroad is Expatica Dating.

It links you to the local expat online dating scene and helps you find your dream date, no matter where you live.

Attitudes towards dating apps and services have grown progressively more positive in recent years.

Testament to this fact, when Pew Research Centre first questioned Americans about online dating in 2005, just 44% said the activity is a good way to meet people, and the majority thought it was a poor replacement for striking up relationships in the ‘real’ world.

Online dating sites present the perfect solution to some of the challenges single expats face while living abroad.

Living abroad while single can be exhilarating – it can mean freedom to dive into a new job, new country, and new culture.

But being single in a different country can also feel daunting and lonely (especially if you’re looking for a mate but you haven’t moved to a LGBT-friendly country).

Are they, through online dating, exposing themselves and their devices to malicious people – or indeed malware – all too easily?

To understand the topic better and to help users protect themselves when they are dating online, Kaspersky Lab has undertaken a study into people’s online dating habits. An online survey conducted by research firm B2B International and Kaspersky Lab in August 2017 assessed the attitudes of 21,081 users aged over 16 years old from 32 countries.

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