Two women are murdered each week in Britain by their current or previous partners. Some of these fatal partnerships have been matched, more recently, through online dating sites.
A couple of days ago a young victim of domestic violence revealed a picture of the man who had given her a severe beating. He is presenting his profile on an online dating website where he describes himself as “a family man” by an online assessment device. This was a frightening revelation and identified the necessity to confront the anonymous status that violent men are working under.
More than other criminal activities, it appears that home based violence is still overlooked, concealed and it seems accepted in our society. But not one person would wish their daughter to respond to this person’s advertisement. The idea of true love, it seems has a true relationship to domestic abuse, and even murder.
Violence, even when it is murder, is often supported by asserting love for the victim. It is also often taken into consideration before passing sentence, and to reinforce efforts to bring down murder charges to manslaughter. The thought that brutality can be a signal of deep love makes this in the online dating advert all the more mysterious.
The chief of a southern English police force states that there were around 24,000 abusers of women in the country and at least 2 women are murdered each week by their present partners or their previous partners.
Some where between 4 and 10 each week die from committing suicide due to issues arising from domestic abuse and one quarter of women will have to put up with domestic violence at some point throughout their life; this, it is quite obvious, has never been a small problem.
Domestic violence is often well concealed within the love relationship, but constant abusers should not be concealed.
Sadly, the actual name of the online abuser who advertises for romance through an online dating site cannot be revealed and the same legal restriction makes it unable to provide the name of the online dating site as well.