Her mother said she'd received two voice mails at 3 a.m.
The first one was just "tapping noises and breathing," but in the second, someone said Vanessa's name multiple times before asking, "What are you going to do?
One of the group's members was threatening to attack people, even throwing out the word "rape." Vanessa, 26, informed the group's administrator and the troll was banned.
The next morning, Vanessa found that the troll had somehow tracked her down and sent her private messages.
But while the research was not able to pinpoint exactly why women were trolling men with equal force, Evita March, a psychology lecturer at Freedom University who worked on the study, has suggested that users of the dating app were perhaps seen as easy targets because of the stigma that can still exist around online dating.
And Tinder rated as a more popular choice for trolls over other dating sites like e Harmony because it is free to use.
Online dating continues to be an ever-growing, popular way to find love.
Unfortunately, some people online have less than romantic intentions. These are the folks who are just online to lurk, harass and waste everyone’s time.
In fact, a 2014 study found that people with higher levels of sadism and psychopathy were more likely to engage in online trolling behavior, with sadism being the strongest predictor. While there are lots of creative ways to call out trolls, keep in mind that as mentioned above, they’re often looking to create an anti-social environment.A new study has found that women are trolling just as much as men on dating apps such as Tinder, according to new Australian research.Academics from Federation University in Victoria have found that, perhaps surprisingly, female online behavior becomes similar to that of males when they interact online.Trolls are by far one of – if not the – biggest downside to online dating.They’re annoying, disruptive and will go to extreme lengths to be hurtful and cause psychological duress.