Comforting? Yes. Weird that they never did this before? Sort of.

Apparently a lot of major online dating sites—like eHarmony,, and Spark Networks— never really thought to screen their members for any sort of sex offenders. I mean, "not a sex offender" is in my top 10 qualities I look for in a man, and I think I might not be the only one. So thank god these sites are finally taking our wants and needs into consideration.

The new standards are as follows: first, the sites will cross-check names of members against those on the national sex offender registry and, in conjunction, will provide users with guidelines on how to safely use the site, along with an outlet through which to report any suspicious activities. Sounds like a step in the right direction.  This is all, of course, in response to a woman who claimed she was sexually assaulted by a man she met on Not the kind of butterflies we all hope for.

Hopefully the new rules will keep any and all shady activity to a bare minimum in the future. (via Jezebel)

Have you Lovelies had any bad experiences with online dating?