Dating websites lure to join
After all, why put up with the quirks, foibles, and demands of a less-than-ideal partner when dozens, perhaps hundreds, of alluring alternatives are readily available, waiting only for the click of a mouse to initiate what seems likely to be a far more enjoyable, perhaps even deeply fulfilling, relationship? Relationship researchers know that the fabric of romantic relationships is complex, resisting simple generalizations.
Online dating has been with us since 1995, when launched the first major dating site, and has quickly become one of the major ways in which people meet their mates—according to one National Science Foundation study, by 2006, more than 20 percent of Americans entering a new relationship had met online.
Neophytes are rare and becoming rarer in online dating.
Ironically, most users of online dating sites have experienced failure—either they have yet to connect with a partner or their attempted relationships have fizzled out.
One way to steer clear of these criminals altogether is to stick to online dating websites with nationally known reputations.
Finally, the FBI advises not to send money through any wire transfer service to someone you met online.
Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.
In another recently reported dating extortion scam, victims usually met someone on an online dating site and then were asked to move the conversation to a particular social networking site, where the talk often turned intimate.
The pictures you were sent were most likely phony lifted from other websites.
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.
For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.
So you send money..rest assured the requests won’t stop there.