Shridhar asked “Emily” for photos to “cheer” him up as he chatted in February and March last year.
He told her: “Naughty of me to ask, but have you got any pics where you have to wear your school uniform?
He said Cox had pretended to be a teenage girl “for kicks”, adding it was “troubling” that he had yet to come to terms with what it was all about.
Mr Yeo added: “It should be a matter of enduring shame on his part that he engaged in this offending with complete disregard for his oath and responsibility as a serving police officer.”Harry Gibbs, 32, of Stevenage, Herts, Andrew Monk, 39, of Kettering, Northants, and Ajai Shridhar, 46, of Ealing, west London, admitted attempting to possess indecent images of children and were each handed a 12-month community order.
In some cases, it's only a few minutes after virtually chatting, thanks to location-based features.
"If you think you’re not tech-savvy enough to download a dating app, think again," Laurie Davis, founder of e Flirt Expert and author of Love At First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating (releasing in February by Simon & Schuster) tells Mashable.
Some dating apps require less sign-up information than their web counterparts — an added bonus.
"Most mobile apps are good for connecting quickly, so you’ll find more singles looking for casual relationships ready to meet on the fly," Julie Spira, a leading authority in online dating advice, tells Mashable.
"In today’s apped-up, textaholic society, exploration means downloading apps, not just checking out a new You Tube video." Enter spur-of-the-moment dating.
Busy young adults of the connected generation can utilize their free time to the fullest by meeting matches nearby.
"However, the traditional online dating sites are doing a good job with mobile." Most apps are complementary to existing web platforms.