In the sea dating web

Lazenby, from Colne, in Lancashire, had exchanged messages with both via Plenty of Fish website before arranging to meet them both on “dates”, Burnley Crown Court was told.

His case prompted Judge Andrew Woolman to tell the court that just because women sign up to the website, it "does not mean that the consent to sex." Meanwhile, in January 2017, Ryan Schofield, who met a string of women on Plenty of Fish and other sites, was jailed after attacking eight victims over a seven-year period.

When it comes to meeting people online, sometimes you just don’t want to swipe anymore.

In February 2017, 27-year-old Scott Lazenby was jailed seven years for raping one woman he met on the site and molesting another victim in front of her own son.

Originally established in 2003 by founder Markus Frind, he managed to gain ten million users while running the site from his bedroom.

Today the dating site is available in five different languages reportedly have an impressive 55,000 new sign-ups a day.

The sheer number of users is a big plus, and regardless of what you’re looking for, you can probably find it here. Just imagine if Match got a trendy makeover and kept a huge pool of people who tend to be looking for something more serious.

Unfortunately, the site has a less-than-stellar history, with a handful of lawsuits against it under its belt.

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