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.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.
Dance clubs and dive bars may have worked in the '90s, but now, even if you’re out, your phone is a much easier way to find someone to "watch Netflix and chill" with (especially someone you won’t regret tomorrow).And the great thing is, whether you prefer chatting extensively with your new crush first or a little fantasy in your play, there are diverse options to suit your every whim and desire.Though, recently, I learned that averages 10 percent paid profiles and 90 percent free profiles.The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.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.A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.