So - the big news story over here - top of the News schedules for several days has been about the disappearance of a 12-year old British girl. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/manchester/3070191.stm Apparently she met a 31 year old ex US Marine on the internet - presumably at a site much like this one - but more general! So - she told friends about her American boyfriend - and flew to meet him - maybe in Europe - details are sketchy now. But anyway - he has contacted his family and told them that the girl lied on the 'net and said she was 19 and at college/university - sound familiar, with some of the kids on here, lying about their age? So it has been very big here - parent's worst nightmare - internet is evil etc. I was wondering if it was a big story in the US - as nobody has mentioned it and it is very relevant to get-togethers and things mentioned here on TB? So - what if somebody arranged a get-together and found that a person coming, had lied and was a 12-year-old girl and her "disappearance" provoked a national police search??!!