LETTER: Government should control online dating profiles
I READ with interest that the Iranian government has set up a dating site in Tehran with plans to spread throughout the country, because of the high divorce rate in the country and the lack of safeguards provided by other dating sites.
The Iranian government has gone to extraordinary lengths to ensure that participants are genuine before they are allowed to view other participants on line.
I would suggest that our state governments follow suit in order to protect innocent participants from unscrupulous undesirables with dubious sites within Australia and in other countries, while at the same time making an honest well earned income for the government.
Such a scheme would require a lot of thought as to how these sites will be run, so as to protect its participants from being misled and fleeced.
I believe that the most important requirement is that the site only operates for people living within Australia, where both the e-mail and residential addresses of participants are checked and counter checked to ensure that they are genuine residents.
A lot of thought must be given for all participant and site requirements so as to ensure that it is operated securely and fairly.
John O Williams
Moore Park Beach
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