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Online Dating Is for Losers and Also Rapists on Coast-to-Coast Crime Sprees

Posted on | July 31, 2018 | Comments Off on Online Dating Is for Losers and Also Rapists on Coast-to-Coast Crime Sprees


How many times have I warned against online dating? Not often enough, I guess, because people keep doing it, and some of them end up dead:

A man accused of murder, rape and holding a woman captive in a crime spree which stretched from the east to west coasts of the USA used Tinder and other dating websites to find his alleged victims, police revealed.
A police search was launched for Danueal Drayton, 27, after 29-year-old nurse Samantha Stewart was found dead in her bedroom in Queens, New York, on July 17.
She had reportedly suffered trauma to her head and neck.
During the investigation, Drayton, of New Haven, Connecticut, was eventually linked to the rape of another woman that happened in the area weeks earlier.
He was then traced by police to the West coast and arrested this week in California over allegedly sexually assaulting and trying to kill another 28-year-old woman he was holding captive in a LA hotel room after a date, police said.
Authorities believe Drayton used Tinder to meet these women and other dating sites to meet other possible victims.
New York police chief Dermot Shea said the “common denominator” in the cases was “multiple dating websites” that Drayton used to “victimise” the women, reports CNN.
According to reports the Los Angeles County District Attorney said Drayton allegedly strangled and assaulted his third victim on July 22 and 23 after he refused to let her leave her apartment following a date.

Do I need to repeat what I’ve said so often before? People who sign up for an online dating site all have one thing in common: They can’t get a date with anybody they know in real life. They are either (a) desperate doomed losers, or (b) dangerous creeps, or maybe (c) both.

Every time I share this advice, however, some reader is certain to say, “Oh, I met my [wife or husband] through an online dating site and we’re fine.” Yeah, so far, so good. Your spouse may be planning to murder you tomorrow night and bury you in the backyard, for all you know. Your “happy ending” online dating stories may be the exception that proves the rule, or maybe it’s just you and your spouse were both desperate losers and therefore a perfect match, but I digress . . . .

There is at least one woman dead, another raped, and a third who survived being raped and held hostage by Danueal Drayton and why? Because they took a chance and “swiped right” on a psychopath’s profile.

Don’t say you weren’t warned.



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