Can a Dating Site Be Sued If Your Date Turns Dangerous?

Taylor Hayes
Attorney specializing in Business & Corporate Law and Cyber Law

 

It's hard to meet people these days, which is undoubtedly why there are so many dating apps currently on the market. But what if something goes wrong, like really wrong. Can you sue a dating app or website if your date turns out to be dangerous? Unfortunately, the answer may surprise you.

No Special Relationship Between Dating App and App Users

The Communications Decency Act generally bars liability of any dating app for harm happening from a third party user. Turning to state tort law and examining negligence, a duty of care only exists if there is a special relationship between the parties.

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