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Millions of women around the world are meeting men on the Internet, or they've met in person and are corresponding by e-mail.But though e-mail and Net-based dating services have revolutionized the dating landscape, they've created their own pitfalls and challenges.History of bullying A survey of 424 Texas students in grade 6 found that 15 percent admitted they had committed at least one type of cyber abuse toward a dating partner.The most common forms of abuse were using a dating partner's social networking account without permission and making a dating partner afraid of not responding to calls or messages, according to the researchers.What the international phenomenon of The Rules did for conventional dating, The Rules for Online Dating does for the search for love on the Internet.You'll never hit the "reply" button the same way again.The study found 21% of women ages 18 to 29 report being sexually harassed online compared to 9% of men in the same age group.
Washington, Pennsylvania and New Jersey have laws against cyberstalking, which is defined by intent to harass, said Pam Greenberg, a senior fellow for the National Conference of State Legislatures.
Ever since she and Sherrie Schneider began weekly meetings in a Chinese restaurant years ago, lamenting their dating woes and discussing their friends' relationships, the two have been formulating and formatting their rules for dating that have now become so popular.
They have come a long way, having been featured on Dateline NBC and the Today show, chronicled in People, Time, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and USA TODAY and even spoofed in a skit on Saturday Night Live.
It comes after dating app company Bumble lobbied for action in Texas earlier this year.
(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)A phone with an App Store selection of the dating app Bumble is pictured Thursday, Aug. Texas is gearing up to be a leader on cracking down on people who send unwanted nude images.