This would be a good time to ask someone you trust for their opinion on the situation. It’s a shame that we have to write this article and that there are people out there who want to take advantage of those who are looking for love, but that’s the world we live in right now.
Dating websites do their best to keep their members safe (through verification systems, blocking and reporting features, etc.), but there’s a lot that you can do as well.
If you come across a profile that’s mostly empty (except for their name, age, and location), it’s a sign that the person rushed to get it up and might want to get to the messaging part quickly so he or she can con someone.
Did they mention anything from your profile or photos? If your answer is no, that’s cause for an eyebrow raise.However, if it happens a lot and you can tell that English isn’t the writer’s first language, it’s not nothing.A study by Grammarly shows that just two mistakes means men are 14% less likely to get a response.Seeking Arrangement and TC Logi Q, a background-screening company, reviewed 60,000 banned profiles to see what they have in common and found 28% were based in Nigeria, 23% in the Ukraine, and 21% in the Philippines.We’re not saying every online dater from Nigeria, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or any other foreign country is a scammer, but you should keep an eye out, especially if international dating isn’t what you’re looking for.