It may sound like a scene straight out of a horror movie, but statistically, you're not that unlikely to end up on a date with a psychopath. It's estimated that about 1 in 100 people are psychopaths — similar to the number of people who are teachers.
And while we may associate psychopaths with horrifying criminals such as the American serial killer, rapist, and necrophile Ted Bundy, the majority of psychopaths aren't actually criminals, but live fairly ordinary lives in our midst. So how do you know if you happen to be dating a psychopath and what should you expect? Luckily, there's research on the topic.