If the source note at the end of a Section of the statutes includes a Public Act that has not yet taken effect, the version of the law that is currently in effect may have already been removed from the database and you should refer to that Public Act to see the changes made to the current law.The Legislature finds and declares that residents of this State need to be informed of the potential risks of participating in Internet dating services, Internet child care services, Internet senior care services, and Internet home care services.Well, consider this: During a six-year period, one matchmaking service had 11 million subscribers. Another dating service with over a million members listed only 75 confirmed marriages! Another news article put it this way: “It is taken for granted that everyone lies a little.” An editor of a popular teen magazine did some personal research into this claim. The Bible says: “Speak truthfully with one another.” (Zechariah ) Yes, honesty provides the foundation for a relationship that can grow. The result is a positive-feedback loop: they seem nice and interested in you, so you’re nice and interested in them.” As a professor at New York’s Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute who studies on-line relationships observes, a strong attachment may form very readily in such circumstances.She joined three of the most popular dating Web sites and shortly received a number of responses. Dating in cyberspace, though, often involves unrealistic fantasies. Yet, as often noted, this can’t be counted on to lead to a happy marriage.A report in makes this observation: “Users can carefully edit their e-mails and present themselves in the most flattering way. One man wrote about his experiences with on-line dating: “It’s a trap.Your imagination fills in the blanks with exactly what you want.” Close Encounters Some may believe, however, that the lack of personal contact has distinct advantages.
(a) An Internet dating service, Internet child care service, Internet senior care service, or Internet home care service offering services to Illinois members shall provide a safety awareness notification to all Illinois members that includes, at a minimum, a list and description of safety measures reasonably designed to increase awareness of safer dating, child care, senior care, and home care practices as determined by the service.
An Internet service provider or website hosting service does not violate this Act as a result of serving as an intermediary for the transmission of electronic messages between members of an Internet dating service, Internet child care service, Internet senior care service, or Internet home care service.
In this age of the computer, finding a compatible mate may seem to be just a few clicks away.
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