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Dating app dangers in Tulsa

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Posted at 5:34 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-06 18:34:02-04

“I've tried the Bumble app and I've tried Hinge.” Says Tulsan Morgan Stout.

Morgan is like most single adults in 2019, she's tried her luck at meeting someone through dating apps.

In fact, online data shows more than half of Americans have found relationships through dating apps.

The most popular-- Tinder, Bumble, Hinge, Meet Me and Plenty of Fish.

However, dating like this can be dangerous if you aren't careful.

"I get really sketched out when people are asking me where I live and that's like one of my biggest fears. " says Stout.

Back in November, Kelsey Dawn Lipp and Aleczandria Reinhardt were arrested for first degree murder after Tulsa police say they lured a man through the Meet Me app to some apartments and killed him.

This week, 3 people, including two teenagers are arrested accused of luring a man through the app Plenty of Fish and then robbing and killing him.

Stout says that's why she doesn't like dating through apps and says she's heard some scary stories.

"I heard one guy that actually followed her home from a date and he actually sat outside her apartment all night and waited on her." says Stout.

Experts recommend doing these safety tips:

-Set up a Google voice account just for dating, so you don't give out your real phone number.

-Look for mutual friends. Many apps show who your mutual friends are and then ask about the person.

-If you're meeting in person arrange your own transportation,

-Always meet in a public place at first and always let someone know where you're going.

-Finally, consider carrying something for self defense.

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