After all, the best way to beat long odds is to take lots of chances, and even for older users, dating sites provide millions of romantic options.It’s an all-too-common trope: Online dating has made casual sex easy but relationships hard.The court was told another woman had a belt wrapped around her neck, in an area called Bluebell Woods in Dingley Dell, Market Harborough, shortly after he joined in 2009.Opening the case against Lawrance earlier in July, Clive Stockwell QC said: “Rape necessarily involves the exploitation of vulnerability, vulnerability exploited to satisfy a selfish sexual need.One somewhat hysterical Vanity Fair article recently claimed that sites like Tinder have brought on a “dating apocalypse,” with young men and women meeting online, getting together for sex, then never talking again.The Guardian warns that these sites have created a “throwaway dating culture.” This is silly.Men on the site tend to message women closer to their own age; very few men over 30 actually reach out to 20-year-old women.And while it’s true that being older and single means you face a “thin” romantic market, both on the Web and off, the sheer scale of online dating mitigates this.
Lawrance also sexually violated three other women after his marriage, in Cambridgeshire, Rutland and Derbyshire.
But he was found guilty of five counts of rape, one count of sexual assault and one charge of assault by penetration.
Jurors cleared Lawrance of two further charges of rape.
“During this trial you will hear of the cruelty suffered by…
vulnerable women, all exploited to satisfy a selfish sexual need.
The 54-year-old, who was jailed for life with a minimum term of 12 years and six months in 2016 for sexually violating seven women, appeared emotionless as jurors at Nottingham Crown Court delivered the latest verdicts.