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Magazine Under Fire For Promoting Online Dating To Minors

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PHILADELPHIA -

Seventeen magazine is feeling the heat for a recent controversial article written by a dating blogger.

The article asks -- "is finding love online the way to go, or is it best to be left to chance?"

The blogger, Isabelle Furth, writes about her experiences with Match.com.

Seems innocent enough. But critics say this article is available to the magazine's "12- to 19-year-old" demographic.

Those critics say Seventeen mag is giving online predators a easy way to come in contact with minors.

Experts say teens don't need to go online to find love and should instead meet potential dates through school, sports and other activities.

Match.com states that users must be at least 18-years-old to register.

In her article, Furth did say online dating is usually for adults.

Seventeen magazine has not commented on the article, but it has written about using common sense online in the past.

FOX 9's Dawn Timmeney will be talking about this with the rest of the "Good Day Philadelphia" crew on Tuesday morning.

WATCH LIVE: "Good Day Philadelphia," 4:25 a.m.-10 a.m.

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