Of course the ability to search for people who meet our criteria is part of the appeal of online dating.
But while women say they have a "type"—they love bearded gingers or get off on guys in glasses—they don't filter out man who doesn't meet those specific physical criteria. It's a sweeping prejudice masquerading as sexual preference.
Beckman deems to be culpable for her misfortune because the online dating giant does not advertise the risks of online dating and, "lulls women into a false sense of security." Her lawyer said, "Match does nothing to ensure the safety of its people, but you pay $30, you think you're getting some type of protection." No one should have to go through the terror that Beckman experienced, and yet I take tremendous issue with her lawyer's statement.
The correlation between paying for access to potential dates and security is an unrealistic expectation.
Beckman narrowly escaped the attack with multiple stab wounds and brain trauma due to several kicks to the head. One month later, he allegedly broke into the apartment of Anne Simenson, 62, and murdered her much in the same manner he had attempted with Beckman.