New Jersey Governor signs first online dating bill

New Jersey, land of Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, is now the first state with legislation about online dating, saidThe People’s Media Company.

“New Jersey’s new public safety law requires online dating sites to disclose whether criminal background screenings are performed, as well as to provide safety tips to members.”

While the law, signed on January 14th, 2008, doesn’t mandate background checks, it’s a step in the right direction.   This law will raise help awareness about the potential risks of online dating, which most users either don’t know or don’t want to know.  It’s hard enough worrying about whether your date’s headshot was taken 10 years ago; who wants to worry about their possible criminal background?   Now, online dating firms will give Jersey girls one less thing to worry about.