Alleged Shooter James Holmes' Dating Profile Details Are Too Revealing

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James HolmesIt happens every time. A tragedy like the massacre at the midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises occurs, and suddenly the name of the suspect and every detail of his (or her) life is plastered on every TV screen, their face on every website. It's been no different with alleged gunman James Holmes, the 24-year-old medical school drop-out who cops say opened fire in a Colorado theater.

We now know more about Holmes than we do about members of our own families. And that's not just some cliche, folks ... unless you know the penis length of the male members of your clan? Didn't think so. But thanks to an adult dating site profile Holmes set up, that's one of the details about the alleged shooter that's out, one that I really wish I could "unknow" right now.

Cops have confirmed that Holmes set up a profile on just days before they say he walked into a showing of the new Batman movie and opened fire. On it he describes himself as "as nice enough of a guy who does these sort of shenanigans" and says he's interested in "Erotic Chat or Email, Discreet Relationship, 1-on-1 sex or Group sex (3 or more!)." Then there's the penis length notation (if you must know, go look, I'm not telling).

Feeling creeped out yet? I know I want to go take a shower. And something tells me this is only the beginning.

I understand -- to a point -- why we have a desperate need to delve deep into the life of the people believed to be behind such atrocities. We want to make sense of the randomness of a mass shooting. We want to pin down a reason why this horror happened. Finding something in the Holmes' past to explain these allegations is part of the healing process for us as a nation.

But we have to draw the line somewhere! When we dig too deep for details, we risk crossing over from investigating a suspect's past to help prevent future tragedy and letting the creep get the attention he craved.

We can't ignore James Holmes' story, but that doesn't we have to know THIS much.

How do you feel about the details that are coming out on the alleged gunman so far? Is there a place where we can draw the line?


Image via University of Colorado



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butte... butterflyfreak

All I know is you and the rest of the media people are giving him exactly what he wants! This is probably all it's about for him, getting his name and face plastered all over the place. After all, before yesterday morning, not a single one of us knew this guy from Adam. Yes, I'm saying that I believe that media attention was the main reason for his actions, maybe even the ONLY reason. Scary, huh?

Evaly... EvalynCarnate

A lot of these crazy people go off and do things like this simply for the attention. Its weird though, that he had a dating profile when I thought I read somewhere earlier that he didnt even have a facebook or twitter account. 

rkkel... rkkeller13

He's a prick! I want to beat that smirk right off his face! All of those poor peoples lives are changed forever. I hope they throw the book at him. Heck I hope they beat him with it!

.LoVe... .LoVeMyBuG.

Can we please take down his photo, that smirk on his face pisses me off every time I see it. He needs to be shot, a bullet for each one of his victims, just my opinion. 

Todd Vrancic

Shooting him means it's over too quick.

mande... manderspanders

Quit calling him the "alleged" gunman. He did it, there are witnesses and he was in full ballistic gear. No one alleges that he did the deed... He DID it. Don't really need more proof.

Merrianne Cassidy

I'm not much for commenting, I usually just read and move on, but I can't help it.

cecilmansmom, you are a disgusting human being for even considering bringing politics into this right now. There is a time and a place for political garbage, and this is NOT it.

Let these people mourn their loss and keep the police who are still in harms way disarming the psycho's apartment in your thoughts. Show some decency!

sexym... sexymom37

The shooting was a tragedy. So many people lost there lives and so many people were injured. It is shame that we can't even go out and enjoy a movie or go out in public period without something terrible happening. All this violence needs to stop. It makes you want to stay at home and do activities and it makes you feel like a prisoner in this world.

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