You can be virtually anyone online by typing up some clever lines and grabbing some good looking pix to upload.
With more than 40 million men and women online looking for love, there are bound to be some scam artists out there.
A “catfish” is a person who creates a false online identity in the hopes of luring people into romantic relationships.
If it wasn’t for online dating, most of my generation would be single.
Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish are all standard apps you'd expect to see on a single person’s smartphone. Now, having your own ‘oh, we met on the internet’ story is just as romantic as meeting IRL (in real life).
Remember the four things that sociopaths do: Making the assessment stage easy On line dating, is for the sociopath, easy pickings.
After all, what difficulty is there in the assessment if you have already told him everything about you in your profile?
It says just the right things that you want to hear in the right places and they must possess the Master’s degree they claim to. Online Dating Warning Sign #2: They only want to Instant Message or have a Google phone number to mask their “real number.” Someone who doesn’t want you to really know who they are may ask you to IM with them on a service like Yahoo.
There’s nothing wrong with Instant Messaging to start; but if they want to IM as their only form of communication, that should set off a red flag.
The first step is to listen to your gut instinct, if something doesn’t seem quite right- it’s probably not.