Knoxville’s STD rates are 860 cases higher per 100,000 residents than Orlando’s. Riverside, California’s most dangerous city in the US for online dating and the most dangerous in the West.
Keeping with the theme of the last two cities on the list, the STD numbers are the driving force of the danger here.
In its early stages, online dating was viewed by many people as a last resort for the desperate.
But, as people’s lives became more integrated with the internet, dating websites and apps shook that stigma and went mainstream.
“This is a city with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, but only in the best ways,” says Rachel Harrison, a Brooklyn-based public relations exec.