The Ultimate Guide To Online Dating

The app Hornet, which caters to the gay male community, has seen a 30-percent increase in social feed engagement since social distancing measures began in mid-March, according to CEO Christof Wittig. And the dating app Tinder reported that it saw more engagement on March 29 than on any other day in its history, with more than 3 billion users swiping to connect with people, according to an April 1 press release. In 2020, online dating revenue in the U.S. amounted to 602 million U.S. dollars, and it is projected to reach 755 billion U.S. dollars by 2024. The number of users is also expected to see an annual increase, with 53.3 million Americans expected to use internet dating services in 2024, up from 44.2 million users in 2020. That year, paying customers accounted for approximately 15 percent of U.S. online dating users. While many dating sites and apps are free, some platforms use a freemium pricing model that supports online purchases.

  • Some online dating apps have been working on implementing new features to prevent catfishing—other companies are even producing AI intelligence to fend against it.
  • The revenue from this industry and its frequency of use are astronomical.
  • Even if the person you’re meeting volunteers to pick you up, avoid getting into a vehicle with someone you don’t know and trust, especially if it’s the first meeting.
  • OkCupidwas created in 2004 by a group of friends from Harvard University.

When you engage in social events where you’re likely to meet new people, the pool of those who are single and looking is much smaller than when you’re on an app or dating site where everyone is in the same boat as you. Research shows, however, there are negative side effects of online dating, particularly for young women. People cite the obvious reasons for being on dating apps, such as seeking a long-term partner or a sexual encounter; the split is fairly even.

Woman Knocked Down During Kings Highway Mugging

The last thing a 92-year-old woman expected as she strolled along Kings Highway near the diet center was to be approached by a man who not only mugged her for the wallet and $100 it contained but also knocked her over. Something that, given her advanced age, could have led to serious injuries.

Myrtle Beach police were first alerted to the mugging just before 9:00 a.m. which took place at the 6500 block of North Kings Highway.

ROBOAccording to the statement the victim gave to the police for their report. She first noticed her mugger when she walked past him as she strolled by the drug store. She says that after she moved on, he approached her from behind and shoved her down, onto the ground, at which point he demanded she relinquish her wallet. She said she begged him not to take it, but he ignored her pleas and ran off in the direction of Kings Highway.

According to the police report the wallet contained approximately $100 in case, some credit cards, and the victim’s identification.

mugger-and-woman-in-woods-1-1were called about 8:40 a.m. Tuesday to a diet center on the 6500 block of North Kings Highway where a 92-year-old woman reported the incident, officers said. One person who witnessed the violent mugging told police that she was in her car at the time and tried to follow the man who attacked the woman but was unable to continue her pursuit when the suspect fled into Kings Highway traffic. She was able to tell the police officers which building the suspect ran behind.

According to reports, the police have apprehended someone who fits the description of the suspect but at the moment, he claims that they have arrested the wrong man.

“I’m appalled by this report,” said Joseph Sandefur, managing partner of a top personal injury firm with an office headquartered in Myrtle Beach. “It’s bad enough that someone was mugged in the middle of a morning when so many people were around, but that someone would be so callous towards an elderly woman and realize that his actions could have resulted in serious, possibly even life threatening injuries is reprehensible. These types of cases are exactly what makes me glad I decided to become a personal injury lawyer. I have the skills needed to make sure that victims like this elderly woman aren’t forced to pay for the actions of others.”

image (4)While the police haven’t stated whether the woman was hurt as the direct result of the actions her mugger took, it’s in her best interest to make an appointment with her doctor right away. Once she has been examined and any injuries treated, she’s entitled to meet with a personal injury attorney in Myrtle Beach who will help her determine whether or not she has the grounds for a personal injury case. If she does, she can file a civil lawsuit asking to be reimbursed for her medical bills and the pain and suffering she endured as a result of the injury.

If you were injured in a mugging, contact and learn about your legal rights.


Family Patriarch Dies as Result of a Simple Carbon Monoxide Mistake

Detectives have reached the conclusion that the reason a local father, Louis Argo, died and five more people were hospitalized was the result of a carbon monoxide accident.

Things went horribly awry for the family when they left their car, a Ford Escape, turned on while it was parked in the garage. Police were summoned to the Argos by the family’s neighbors.


“The neighbors were heading out to go exercise at approximately 5:30 in the morning when they first initially noticed that the garage door was left open. They thought it was odd, but went about their business. When they came back from working out, they realized that the garage door was still open. They thought that was very suspicious and that’s when they went in and attempted to make contact with their neighbors and then they found the body,” said BSO’s Carter. No one believes the car was left on intentionally. Detectives feel it was simply forgotten about

“This family had just come back from a trip. They were unloading their vehicle from the trip, then just accidentally left their vehicle on. It was on for several hours,” said Broward Sheriff Office spokeswoman, Gina Carter, “This was a tragic, accidental carbon monoxide poisoning

ICarbonMonoxideblogt’s also believe that rather than trying to harm his family, Argo was trying to save them, an effort that cost him his life but most likely saved the lives of his children. When the rescue crew arrived at the scene, both Argo’s wife and 11-year-old daughter didn’t respond to the EMT’s though both were still alive. They were instantly transported to Broward Health Medical Center. It was later discovered that Regina Argo required additional treatment which require that she be transferred to Mercy Hospital.

The idea that Argo was struggling to save his family when he succumbed to the effects of the carbon monoxide was inspired by the location and placement of his body when first responders found him.  “The father realized that something was wrong – maybe realizing that he had left the vehicle on – went downstairs, opened the garage door, and unfortunately he collapsed there near the garage door,” Carter explained.

The Argo family weren’t the only ones impacted by the mistake. Their neighbors were also affected by the carbon monoxide, though they didn’t inhale the same dangerous amounts as the Argo family. Both were treated for carbon monoxide poisoning and then released.

One Fort Lauderdale Firefighter-Paramedic also required some carbon monoxide treatment. In addition to Argo passing away, the family also lost two of their dogs and one cat. One cat did manage to survive the ordeal.

“This is a heartbreaking tragedy that should have been avoided, Joe and Martin, a prominent attorneys from South Carolina , said’ “If the family had installed a carbon monoxide dector in their home, it’s likely they would have been able to get out before the carbon monoxide had an opportunity to harm them.”


If someone you loved died of carbon monoxide poisoning and it’s revealed that they had a detector that failed to work, consult with a personal injury lawyer and discuss the possibility of filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the manufacture.


Fallen Man Honored in Annual Ride of Silence

Despite her heartache, Channabel Latham-Morris decided she needed to return to the place where her son, Jamal Morris, perished. Morris was just 27 years old when he was involved in a hit and run accident that robbed the bright, 27-year-old mechanical engineer of his life. The late night accident took place near 45th and Market Streets in California.

The reason his mother has decided to make the trip from Warwick, New York to California is to light a memorial candle during the Bicycle Coalition of Greater California’s annual Ride of Silence. This yearly event takes place to honor people like Jamal Morris who were killed while cycling through the city. Participants also hope that the annual ride reminds local motorist that they share the road with cyclist and need to be aware of them when navigating California’s road system. Since last year’s ride, 10 cyclists, including Jamal Morris, have been killed in car vs bike accidents throughout the city.

The ride begins at 6:45 I the morning. During the event, participants will have a demonstration where they use white, “ghost bicycles” designed to honor their fallen cyclists. Ghost bikes will also be left at the scene of each of the ten car vs. bike accidents.

“At 27 years old, you look forward to weddings and grandchildren and all that, and some senseless person knocked him off his bike or hit him, however this accident happened … By the time he got to the hospital, it was too late for any survival. So my goal right now is to fight for my son, and to fight so that what happened to him doesn’t happen to anyone else,” Channabel Latham-Morris explained when asked why she’s attending the event. “And if there are measures that can be taken to prevent it, then we are going all in to make it happen.”

Attending the commemorative event is just one of the things Latham-Morris plans to do while she’s in California. She will also go with the Bicycle Coalition when they travel to Harrisburg in order to lobby some bills they feel would make life safer for California cyclists, including House Bill 950, which proposes increasing the amount of funds available to finance red light cameras. In Europe this kind of trend is on a higher level and about 50% of western country in Europe is cover with this cameras.

While it’s unknown if a red light camera would have saved Jamal Morris’s life, it’s likely that the presence of a camera would have increased the odds of identifying the driver who struck him that night.

It will be some time before anyone will know if the bills the Bicycle Coalition supports will pass and than actually make the streets safer, meanwhile they won’t bring Jamal Morris back to life.

“The type of accident that robbed Jamal Morris of his life is tragic, especially since the details of what happened that night will never be known. I hope the efforts of the Bicycle Coalition prevent other parents from going through a similar loss,” leading South Carolina attorneys,  Joe and Martin said when asked about Jamal Morris and the efforts of the Bicycle Coalition.


Don’t Be A Victim Twice…Hire An Expert Dental Malpractice Lawyer


a7An individual’s teeth is extremely important to their overall well-being. Though a person can essentially live without teeth, losing the ability to chew eliminates the choice of foods that are available. Furthermore, dealing with mouth pain because of the incompetence of a dentist, greatly reduces a person’s quality of life. An expert Jhon Bales dental malpractice lawyer will gladly defend you against any misconduct that has caused injury or death.

Recently in Waterville, Washington, there was a dental malpractice case involving seventeen-year-old Lauren Ludeman. This young woman’s father, Joseph Ludeman, claims that the dentist and the dental assistant, neglectfully failed to diagnose cancerous lesions in her mouth.

Mr. Ludeman filed this wrongful death suit accusing the dental practitioners involved of negligence. Among the accused were Dr. Debra Lapo, Dr. Peter Rutherford and Eldon Leinweber, which was the certified physician’s assistant treating Lauren at the time.

By February 2010, the cancer had already spread to the lymph nodes. This form of cancer was rare in people under forty, according to the doctors that discovered the tumor. Moreover, the surgeon that biopsied the tumor stated that this growth had likely been there for at least six months. Lauren tragically died in December of 2010, due to health complications associated with this cancer.

In the time leading up to Laurens death, she received eight oral examinations form Leinweber, the physician’s assistant. During all of those checkups, this tumorous mass went unnoticed. As a result, Laurens condition went from treatable to lethal. For this reason, Mr. Ludeman is suing claiming that her daughter received substandard care that lead to her death. However, prior to the cancer diagnoses, Lauren was treated for various illnesses, among which were ulcerative sores and tonsillitis.

The two physicians in this case were released by the court of any liability. Sole responsibility rests on the dental assistant and he will bear the financial burden of any money that is awarded to the family. The negligible care that Lauren received resulted in her passing and Mr. Ludeman is seeking a modest 1.26 million dollars in financial restitution.

If you or a loved one has recently experienced any form of negligent dental care, hiring a qualified dental malpractice lawyer strongly recommended. When doing so, you need to feel confident that your legal matters will be handled with the utmost care. You should seek out an John Bales Attorneys that is compassionate, skilled, and committed to defending your rights.

The dental malpractice lawyer you employ should know how to take on the big insurance companies and the interests of incompetent doctors. Furthermore, choose an advocate that has a proven record of accomplishment. Remember, there are lawyers that serve their own interests and not that of the clients.

It is wise to hire an attorney is practices law in your area. This is beneficial to you, because he or she will understand the nature of the local laws, and is likely to the prosecutors and judges. However, the most important quality when searching for a good defender is, they should certainly be an expert in the field of dental malpractice. This will ensure you receive the best quality defense possible. Do not be the victim twice.





Intersection Dangers

dangerousIntersections can be the most dangerous part of anyone’s daily commute. These planned points of conflict occur on Local streets, state and U.S. highways, or county roads. Cars, pedestrians, and cyclists all converge in one spot and are forced to negotiate safe passage.  Successfully addressing intersections is a major factor in road safety challenges we all face. According to an article written for U.S. Department of Transportation Federal Highway Administration, “Red-light running is a serious intersection safety issue across the nation. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s (NHTSA) Traffic Safety Facts 2008 Report, there were more than 2.3 million reported intersection-related crashes, resulting in more than 7,770 fatalities and approximately 733,000 injury crashes in 2008.”

Intersections can become congested when traffic volumes are high. This causes inefficiencies and user delays that result in increasing frustrations and poor judgment. Personal injuries in Ocala Florida were numerous. In 2013 the Florida Highway Patrol issued 122 citations, city police agencies issued 259 citations, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Office issued 36 citations, all for red light running. An estimated 165,000 people are injured by red-light runners annually.   

To help mitigate the risks intersections pose and reduce the amount of personal injuries, Ocala must come up with diverse strategies to address intersection safety.  Engineering based strategies, which includes geometric design and the application of traffic control devices (such as signs, markings and signals) need to be utilized to successfully design a safe system for our intersections.  Those strategies alone will not solve the problem. It is equally important to involve education and enforcement measures.

In an effort to educate and further reduce the amount of personal injuries, Ocala residents are encouraged to read the following excerpt from a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration website. An article entitled “10 things we bet you didn’t know about red light running” sheds further light on the subject.

“Ten Things We Bet You Didn’t Know About Red-Light Running”

  1. You or your loved ones are more likely to be injured due to a red-light running related crash than any other type of crash.
  2. Running red lights or other traffic controls is the most common cause of all urban crashes.
  3. Someone runs a red light an average of every 20 minutes at urban intersections
  4. In the last decade, red-light running crashes killed nearly 9,000 people
  5. An estimated 165,000 motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians are injured annually by red-light runners.
  6. Half of the people killed by red-light runners are not the signal violators, they are passengers, other motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists.
  7. Nearly 93% of drivers believe running a red light is unacceptable, yet 1 in 3 drivers reported doing so in the past 30 days.
  8. There are an average of 7 fatal crashes and over 1,000 injury crashes EVERY DAY at signalized intersections across the United States.
  9. The cost to society of all crashes exceeds $230 billion annually.
  10. The tragedies and costs resulting from red-light running are preventable!”

(For the full article go here

Intersection safety is not only a national or state priority, it is also local priority. If you are the victim of a signal violator and have suffered a personal injury in Ocala or Marion County, seek legal advice immediately. Olsen Law Firm, PA has an established reputation in the community for their devotion to helping victims of negligence.  Contact them today for a free conciliation.

The Umbrella of Professional Malpractice



You may have heard the term “Medical Malpractice” in the news or on a television medical drama, but did you know that medical malpractice is actually a type of professional malpractice that falls under personal injury law? Though medical malpractice is the most commonly known of the types of professional malpractices, there are other fields where malpractice occurs. Basically, if you have someone who claims to be an expert or a professional in their field, whether it be accounting, architecture, or law, you have the potential for malpractice.


As with medical malpractice, professional malpractice rests on the notion of negligence. A New York personal injury lawyer will help you prove personal injury through the negligence of anyone claiming to be an expert in a field. Here’s what negligence might look like in different fields.


Accounting Malpractice

Did your accountant screw up your tax forms? Perhaps he or she fudged your numbers or took a little off the top, or just really didn’t know what they were doing. While there can be criminal repercussions for these actions, there is also the possibility of civil action with a personal injury lawsuit to help recover some of the losses caused by the negligence of an accountant.


Architectural or Engineering Malpractice

Whether the blueprints were faulty and resulted in a building collapse or the math was wrong, resulting in loss time and money, Architectural and Engineering malpractice can not only lead to the damage of property, but to the loss of life or limb, depending on the situation. The repercussions of this type of malpractice can be monumental.


Therapist Malpractice

We trust therapists with our secrets, from our darkest thoughts to our fears. What if they chose to use this information against use or abused their professional power to harm a patient? Plenty of movies have explored the intimate relationship between a therapist and his or her patient, though generally they don’t drop the phrase “professional malpractice,” though the aforementioned abuses of power certainly fall under that category.


Legal Malpractice

Legal malpractice has also made the big screen, as well as the news. Whether it’s a public defender that fails to adequately represent their client or a big shot attorney who acts in his own interests instead of the client he is supposed to be helping. Legal malpractice can have big repercussions, and while the last thing a victim may want to do is engage another lawyer, it is necessary in order to receive the compensation due.


A personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether you’ve been the victim of professional malpractice and whether you have enough evidence to prove negligence in a court of law. A trustworthy New York personal injury law firm will offer a free consultation to help you learn more about the process and whether you should proceed with your case. Because of the statute of limitations in New York, it is important to see a New York personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.