The stigma that was once attached to online dating has well and truly disappeared – in fact, you’re more likely to raise eyebrows if you’re single and not on any dating apps.Recent years have seen an explosion of dating apps, and there seem to be incredibly niche ones launching every day. For some people, swiping through fellow singles and potential romantic partners is merely a bit of fun and a way to entertain themselves during TV ad breaks.Any hint of reform in this are brings howls of pain and anguish from the NSPCC, Childline and all the other financially interested parties.
However there are also plenty of people using Tinder just for hook-ups.
The limitation periods for other countries for this type of offence vary and they are often on a ‘sliding scale’ to take account of the age of the alleged victim or have exclusion or inclusion clauses built in.
The average limitation period across the EU is about 12 years from the date of the alleged offence with a maximum of 20 years if the alleged victim was under age at the time or if violence was supposedly involved.
The point is though that Britain has and this is seen by many to be totally unjust.
It is also true that one very rarely hears about ‘historic’ violent crimes.