Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.
It’s a numbers game and they have tons of fake profiles all over the Internet to be worrying about.
Especially, if someone flags them and has their account deleted, they have to create a whole new account.
Most fake profiles don’t take time to fill in all the sections, or have trouble with correct grammar, or even basic English.
Though I’m sure that’ll change if the fakes care enough to read this article—but don’t worry, they don’t.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
Most services offer digital messaging, while others provide additional services such as webcasts, online chat, telephone chat (VOIP), and message boards.
Do report a fake profile to your online dating service, it’s at least a step in the right direction—you’ll be helping out by not letting the next guy or girl be faked out.
If a lot of their profile says, “ask me,” or says very little at all, it’s probably a fake.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.