In 2013, a former employee sued adultery site Ashley Madison claiming repetitive strain injuries such as creating 1000 false profiles in a span of three weeks “required an enormous amount of typing” which caused the worker to develop strong pains in the wrists and forearms. AshleyMadison’s parent company, Avid Middle Life, countersued in 2014, pertaining to the worker kept confidential documents, including copies of his “job training and product materials.” The company claimed the fake profiles were for “quality assurance testing” to test a new Brazilian version of the site for “consistency and reliability.”
In January 2014, an already-married Facebook user attempting to close a pop-up advertisement for Zoosk.com found that a simple click instead copied personal information from her Facebook profile to create an unwanted online profile looking for a mate. leading to a flood of unexpected responses from amorous single males.
In 2014, It’s Just Lunch International was the target of a New York class action related unjust enrichment as the IJL staff relied on a uniform, script that informed potential clients during initial interviews that IJL already had at least two games in. mind for those customers misleading first dates regardless of whether this was true.
US government regulation of dating services began with the International Marriage Mediators Regulation Act (IMBRA), which went into effect March 2007 after a federal judge took up a challenge in Georgia from the European hookup dating site. The law requires dating services to meet specific criteria, including having as their primary business to connect US citizens / residents with foreign citizens to conduct, among other procedures, sex offender checks on US clients before contact details can be provided for the non-citizen of the United States. In 2008, the state of New Jersey passed a law requiring sites to declare whether to perform a background check.
In the People’s Republic of China, it is illegal for the transnational matchmaking agency involving a monetary transaction. The Philippines prohibits the activity of arranging or facilitating marriages between Philippines and foreign men under Republic Law 6955 (Anti-Mail-Order Law Bride) of 13 June 1990; this law is routinely circumvented by basing mail order bride websites outside the country.
Singapore Network Social Development is the government organization facilitating dating activities in the country. The Singapore government has actively acted as a matchmaker for singles over the past few decades, and hence only 4% of Singaporeans have ever used an online dating service, despite the country’s high rate of internet penetration.
In December 2010, a New York State law called the “Internet Dating Safety Act” (S5180-A) went into effect, which requires online dating sites with customers in New York State to warn users not to disclose. personal information to people they don’t know.