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05 July 2014

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Courtney

Every time I read stories like this it breaks may heart. Years ago me and some of my friends had a system to call each other or let each other know when we were with the trade ... but everything has changed so much nowadays with online and mobile dating. My prayers to the families.

Tillman

Is it just me or is the Islamic jihadist trade serving serious gay face in the top photo? If he was trolling Jack'd and Grindr he was probably a repressed homosexual. Self hate is real!

T

this story is all kinds of messed up smdh

i feel for those boys and their families.

TrueWords

Seattle's gay community is on high alert (I know as I live here)

In my opinion gay men need to learn and accept what women have for a long time...MEN CAN BE DANGEROUS...just because you are on a gay website (or gay bar or cruising spot) it does not down play the dangers...

There are many mentally unstable and physically violent gay and/or straight men online (however they can be anywhere but with the internet people are more inclined to hide)...also we have become an easy target for those men who are willing to put up a false ad in order to rob and/or hurt the person...these criminals know and/or feel that we are disposal in the eyes of the cops and sometimes our families and sadly sometimes sometimes ourselves..

http://www.vocativ.com/underworld/crime/death-grindr-swipe-right-murder/

Furthermore people used to say you don't go home with someone you just met. The Internet equivalent of that is you don't meet someone the same day you started talking to them. Someone who is looking to commit crime is unlikely to want to carry on a conversation with you for a week or 2.

Dean

I hate to say this but the easy hook up is a thing of the past for me. No sex on the first date and I want to meet his friends before I do anything. It's not worth hooking up with some random stranger. I got drugged once when I was younger and that straightened me out. Nicest guy I thought until I kept crashing and waking up I couldn't move and I still have no idea what he did when I was passed out. Let those pigs know we ain't so easy.

Christian

@Tillman...I've been saying the same thing since I first heard this story. He's repressed and he hates himself.

Greg G

What Christian and Tillman said. This is a horrible story and I am very fearful that this man is closeted/repressed/DL and hates himself.

Dean: So sorry to hear that happened to you. Thankfully you are you are here today!

Distant Lover

This scares the hell out of me because based on that picture, he looks safe. Rod, thanks for the warning. I will definitely be more cautious in the future.

Chitown Kev

"This scares the hell out of me because based on that picture, he looks safe."

LOL.

@True Words

or if you do meet them, do it in a very public place.

I mean, it's not if if things like this didn't happen in the pre-Grindr age.

TrueWords

@ Chitown Kev

Furthermore people used to say you don't go home with someone you just met. The Internet equivalent of that is you don't meet someone the same day you started talking to them. Someone who is looking to commit crime is unlikely to want to carry on a conversation with you for a week or 2.

Sometimes it in your BEST interest to slow down your "anonymous interactions" for your own personal safety and well being...the world is changing way too fast...also these apps are allowing violent and/or mentally unstable people to know exactly where you are at any given time and that is making things for too easy...I mean we as a gay community and even the larger community have placed FAR too much information in the hands of a greater society that we should not trust...

MW09

I know the families and friends of these young men are devastated by this. May they rest in peace.

I'm glad I've removed those hookup apps...nothing but bad sex followed. Thankfully nothing like this tragedy occurred.

This guy really does like a sweetie in that first photo. However, his actions prove he's definitely psychotic, dangerous, and monstrous.

We all must be vigilant against the vile creatures in disguise.

Hhj_121970

WOW! this is sad and scary on so many levels! i hope and pray they catch this SOB! God bless the vicitims & their families, as other posters have said, be careful, this online dating/chatting scared me when they want to meet, i had the chance but my instincts told me NO, better safe than sorry, be safe guys!!

Dean

Distant lover. Look are deceiving go out on a few dates first then you'll have a better idea of who that person is. Why is it assumed we must have sex immediately

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