On average, nearly 10 million men and women are physically abused every year, the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence reports.
Not all abuse is physical, however, and not all victims report assaults. One Love My Plan is aimed at women ages 18 to 24, who are statistically more at risk of abuse.
However, with this growth of online dating and meeting people you’ve never met (and neither have your family or friends) comes risks, which are added to with other risks many people who are dating face, particularly if they’re teenagers.
Even though the above statistics make for worrying reading, it shouldn’t stop you from going out there and meeting people.
"When we try to go to one of these GPS platforms, it took 12 minutes." Nancy Schwartzman, who heads up the team making Circle of 6, says her app is still helpful in some situations. It's more of 'I want the people I trust and choose to help me out of a jam right now,'" she said.
Like Circle of 6, b Safe makes it easy to connect with friends and family while you're out on a date.
More than 90 percent of US singles say they've used an online dating site or app.
A lot of scammers will try and be clever with the photos they use, often stealing them from Facebook.That's why there's a growing list of apps with one purpose: keeping you safe while you're on a date.They take advantage of the technology that's built into your phone, such as GPS and alerts.You can also use As the largest people search engine, Pipl allows you to find out what person’s behind a phone number, social username, or email address.It can be incredibly accurate but can also pull up other potential profiles (especially if someone has the same name or a similar social username to someone else), so don’t jump to conclusions straight away if you can’t find the person you’re looking for.Tapping the app will display three buttons: A pushpin, a phone call and chat.The pushpin sends an automatic text message, complete with your GPS location, to your six friends.So, use Tin Eye to search for this image on the Internet to see where else it’s appearing.If you see a result that suggests your hot date isn’t who he said he is, proceed with caution, they’ve probably created a catfish profile.Even so, she warns against apps that promise to bring help during a crisis.In those cases, it's best to call 911 or the National Domestic Violence hotline (1-800-799-7233), as their response times can be much faster.