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Las Vegas Woman Sues

As a Las Vegas resident and native, this caught my eye. Mary Kay Beckman is suing for 10 million dollars after being attacked by a man that she dated for 8 days and then broke up with. The word attack doesn’t begin to describe the horror this woman went through.

WadeMitchellRidley  Wade Mitchell Ridley hid in her garage and viciously stabbed her over 10 times. When the knife broke he began to stomp on her head. It is a miracle she lived. In fact, Ridley thought he left her for dead. He was arrested not only for her attack but for killing his ex girlfriend in Phoenix in February of 2011. Ridley killed himself in prison last year. This is a tragic and devastating incident. It is a reminder of always being safe and a reminder that sometimes you never know a person. The lawsuit is for 10 million dollars and based on the fact that did not disclose the dangers of internet dating. So here’s my two cents…

How did he know where she lived? If they only knew each other for 8 days-how did he know? Perhaps he was a stalker. This guy had no criminal record, how is responsible? Isn’t it just as dangerous to meet some strange man at a bar? Where do we draw the line? Although I am tired of online dating, I do not feel anyone could have prevented this. I am so so so so sorry for what happened-but I do not think the lawsuit is justified.  I think the real moral here is… be as careful as possible while dating. The truth is…there is ALWAYS a danger. We do not know who we are letting into our lives…Once again I am sorry but if I had any advice for Las Vegas daters it would be to be careful and be prepared. Wonder what other’s thoughts are?

Until next time….Ciao


January 25, 2013 - Posted by | Online Dating, Safety, Uncategorized | , , , , ,


  1. That was a great post today. I really enjoyed reading it very much. Thank you for sharing it. Have a nice weekend!

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    Comment by Writing Jobs | January 25, 2013 | Reply

  2. Personally – I don’t think that it is justified. But we should definitely be much more careful when dating guys we meet online. God knows – the ones I have been dating have fallen straight out of the “crazy tree” and hit every branch on the way down…

    Comment by phantasyphanatic | January 25, 2013 | Reply

    • That’s great! I can visualize that really well 🙂

      Comment by datinginvegas | January 25, 2013 | Reply

  3. I fail to see how is responsible or negligent in this case. They can’t screen every single person that signs up for their service. I’m also sure their TOS says something to the amount of “If you meet someone in person, we have no responsibility for what happens”.

    Comment by New Single Guy | January 25, 2013 | Reply

    • I completely agree. Also, I forgot to mention he had no criminal record.

      Comment by datinginvegas | January 25, 2013 | Reply

      • Yeeeah. Don’t think that case is gonna go far.

        Comment by New Single Guy | January 25, 2013

  4. Why do we have to try and blame something/someone else for our own stupid decisions… This is such a crazy world!!! Feel sorry for what happened to her but she picked him to date and was not forced into it by x

    Comment by Kay BeeBee | January 26, 2013 | Reply

  5. I agree. We have to be careful, as women who we let into our lives. Just because the guy has a ‘profile’ that you can see, doesn’t mean a thing. It’s all make believe and if you don’t use your own instincts and common sense then you can find yourself in trouble.
    Of course we all feel horrible about what happened….it is a hard lesson to learn.
    But the blame doesn’t fall with or even the woman who was attacked…it falls with the asshole crazy person who hurt her

    Comment by LjS | January 26, 2013 | Reply

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