Schmitt lives in Montgomery County.“If you come here and you don’t look like the person you say you are I definitely wouldn’t let you in my house,” said Acvedo.
Police say a physical altercation took place during which the suspect grabbed the woman around the neck, threw her to the ground and began to choke her.
Acvedo and her friends live in the same neighborhood where the 23-year-old woman was attacked by a man she met over the internet dating site Plenty of Fish.“That’s why I personally wouldn’t date someone, meeting them off of social media, because you never know the truth, they could be lying about who they are, their age, a picture,” said neighbor Armani Porter.That’s exactly what happened in this case, when the 23-year-old victim invited 77-year-old Alan Richard Schmitt into her home.Remember the cliché of the man in the middle of a mid-life crisis – trading the Honda in for a Porsche and the wife for a younger model?Now, thanks to online dating, so-called ‘mutually beneficial’ relationships have never been easier to come by.I signed up to where ‘the classy, attractive and affluent meet’.
London Honey77 seemed like as good a profile name as any, given that I can rarely be bothered to travel outside of the M25 for a date (not even for bags of gold) and I’d imagine it was ‘honey’ (ahem) most men were looking for.
I was asked, within three message exchanges, by a man from Solihull, my thoughts on anal sex (dinner first, at least please) and invited out for lunch by an elderly gentleman who lived in Yorkshire who then sent me a picture of himself holding a fish with a message ‘joking’ about how tight Yorkshire men were with money.
I wasn’t quite sure if this was a post-modern comment on the randomness of online dating or if he was a victim of early onset dementia. Meanwhile their profiles demanded ‘you will be slim, attractive and available for lunchtime meet-ups’.
‘I’d like to meet a man who is open, kind, sensual and laid back, someone with a good sense of humour and a glass half full attitude.’ It didn’t take long for the messages to flood in but my enthusiasm was dented by the standard of ‘millionaire’.
Most looked more like welders from Clacton-on-Sea than hedge fund managers from Knightsbridge.
(WVEC) -- Online dating can be a lot of fun but it can also be very dangerous.