Amie and I met on eHarmony four years ago, and just in time for Valentine's Day 2017 a new report says that Minnesota is among the safest states for online dating. So if you're planning on finding your e-date on Tinder, Match, Plenty of Fish, or the like -- be glad you're not in Alaska.

The teams at and SafeWise crunched some numbers to rank all 50 states from safest to most dangerous for online dating -- and Minnesota came in at #9 on the safe list. Vermont was rated the safest, and Alaska came in last.

The Ten Safest States for Online Dating

  1. Vermont
  2. Maine
  3. New Hampshire
  4. Utah
  5. Idaho
  6. Wyoming
  7. West Virginia
  8. Connecticut
  9. Minnesota
  10. New Jersey

The ten most dangerous:  Delaware (#41), Alabama (#42), North Carolina (#43), Tennessee (#44), Arkansas (#45), South Carolina (#46), Nevada (#47), New Mexico (#48), Louisiana (#49), and Alaska (#50).

By the way, do not online date in Washington D.C. It scored far and away worse than every state, in every category.

The study looked at FBI crime stats and CDC sexually transmitted data to determine the level of safety by state. These numbers might show odds or trends, but as always -- personal safety is always something that should be a priority, no matter where you live.

You can see the full state by state list, methodology, and additional tidbits HERE.

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