Fake profiles on e dating sites
Analytical data abounds on the realities of online dating — and not all of it is good news.
For example, 10% of dating profiles are fake, and over million is lost every year from cons, according to the FBI, which receives thousands of romance scam complaints annually.
We’re not all professional writers and editors, so a couple of grammar errors and spelling mistakes is nothing to freak out over.When someone uploads just one photo or a couple that are basically all the same (e.g., headshots), you’re not learning anything about them.Real people with real dating profiles will upload a variety of photos to showcase their personality and hobbies — but fake people with fake profiles don’t want to take the chance of getting caught by uploading too many stolen photos. Sticking with the photo theme, alarms should be going off in your head if a profile has photos that look too perfect.Not to be a Debbie Downer here, but if you think this person is too good to be true, they just might be.They’re tall, blonde, and blue-eyed (or whatever your preference is), they say all the right things, they have all the same interests, and their religious and political views perfectly align with yours.