Sex + Dating

These Are the Most Dangerous States for Online Dating

As if the dating world didn't have enough horror stories, here is more data to scare the hell out of you.

A new shared report from security company SafeWise and HighSpeedInternet.com has found the most dangerous states for online dating. That's right: We now have a complete list of places where your Tinder date is most likely to leave you with an STD, hacked account, or just kill you. Fun, right?

I mean, I think we can all agree that online dating has its sketchy aspects. Just on its face, connecting to strangers online is completely bizarre. The potential for danger only climbs from there. Going alone to a location to meet said stranger has all kinds of possible risks; and fooling around could leave even the most careful among us with an STD.

Young romance! What a time to be alive.

The report took a lot into consideration; including data from the Center for Disease Control about the prevalence of STDs statewide, and the number of violent cyber crimes committed on a state-by-state basis.

Topping the report's list was Washington, DC, giving our nation's capital another thing to add to its list of ever-growing problems.

Also making the top three are Alaska (I don't know either) and Louisiana.

Here are the top 10 most dangerous and safest states for online dating.

Most dangerous states for online dating

1. Washington, DC
2. Alaska
3. Louisiana
4. New Mexico
5. Nevada
6. South Carolina
7. Arkansas
8. Tennessee
9. North Carolina
10. Alabama

Safest states for online dating

1. Vermont
2. Maine
3. New Hampshire
4. Utah
5. Idaho
6. Wyoming
7. West Virginia
8. Connecticut
9. Minnesota
10. New Jersey

Check out the full map to see where your state falls.

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Gigi Engle is Thrillist's Sex and Dating staff writer and she is never going to Alaska again. Follow her lovable crazy on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram @GigiEngle.