Before you begin searching for the future love of your life via online dating sites, here are a few things you may want to be aware of.

There are some states you may want to be very cautious of when online dating, or possibly voiding them all together. Have no fear though, because there are some states that are so safe for online dating that’ll you’ll be singing Oleta Adams cover of “Get Here” in no time.

According to a study by, “We analyzed the FBI’s cybercrime and violent crime rates per capita for each state, as well as the CDC’s reported cases of chlamydia and gonorrhea, the most common STDs in America. We adjusted this data to account for population, then correlated our stats with various demographic information from Gallup and other sources.”

Check out both Top 10 lists below for “safest” and “most dangerous” states for online dating, it could become the thing that saves you from a visit to the clinic or becoming the subject of an episode of MTV’s “Catfish.”

10 Safest States for Online Dating

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Idaho
  6. Wyoming
  7. West Virginia
  8. Connecticut
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Jersey

10 Most Dangerous Sates for Online Dating

  1. Washington, D.C.
  2. Alaska
  3. Louisiana
  4. New Mexico
  5. Nevada
  6. South Carolina
  7. Arkansas
  8. Tennessee
  9. North Carolina
  10. Alabama

Check out the map below to see where other states rank for online dating.


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