New brunswick canada online dating sites

‘Oh, they’re like me, they’re not going to have an STD.’ ” Middle aged and older people can be even less likely to use condoms, as the women are often beyond worrying about pregnancy, and the men are more prone to impotence and fear hampering their performance, said Dr. As they cope with a jump in syphilis rates, mostly among gay men, New Brunswick public-health officials are pointing in the same direction to help explain the trend.

“People these days tend to go on the Internet to find partners there and don’t seem to inform themselves very much, they just want to have sex, and they get infected,” Dr.

Denis Allard, the province’s deputy chief medical officer of health, told the CBC. Robert Strang, Nova Scotia’s chief public health officer, stressed he has not done research on the correlation and that there are a number of factors at play.

But, he said in an email, “anecdotally, the use of the Internet to meet a partner and engage in casual, and often anonymous, sexual activity is one of these factors.” Officials with the Ontario and Alberta health departments, however, said they have not uncovered hard evidence of a link between the popularity of online dating and the rise in STDs.

Most experts concede there is little empirical research into the possible correlation.