Being divorced for several years, I have tried my hand at online dating, experimenting with a number of different sites, and I know from experience that for someone new to the process, it can be rather intimidating and confusing.
They are relentless marketers, as this is a job for them.
They need to make as many contacts as possible—remember it’s a numbers game. You are doing the best you can by being smart and wary of potential fakers. Will enough singles get fed up with the not-so-great state of online dating and demand better from the industry? As a contributor to online dating industry forums, I continue to bring up the issues associated with fake profiles: liars, thieves and cheats, and the accountability of the industry for a solution.
Read That Profile Another way to spot a fake is to really check out their profile.
Most fake profiles don’t take time to fill in all the sections, or have trouble with correct grammar, or even basic English.
The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.
Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.
Fortunately, by taking steps to keep your personal information private, being cautious when it comes to interacting with people you meet online, and ending communication with people who threaten you, you’ll be better able to safeguard yourself from predators.
The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.
If a lot of their profile says, “ask me,” or says very little at all, it’s probably a fake.