Online dating risks dangers
Did you know that there are 54 million single people in the United States, and 40 million of them have tried online dating?
The worldwide online dating industry grosses over billion dollars per year, making it a bigger industry than porn.
It appears to be the most popular way of finding your “match” these days. You are bored and want to meet a man, but don’t know where to meet one, so you sign up with an online dating service.
You post your photo, write a paragraph or more about yourself, and/or complete their questionnaire.
These statistics are showing that since 10% of members are scammers and another 10% are some type of sex offender, your odds of ending up in a bad situation are already 20%.
Then add the 51% that are already spoken for, and your odds of meeting a normal, available person decrease greatly.
As awesome as that is, what happens when something goes wrong, and they aren’t your match at all?
One of the biggest and most common problem that arises is lying.
When a person seems too good to be true, you may help put your mind at ease by running a background check on them.Ladies, I understand that you are lonely and would like companionship, but you need to educate yourselves, and take precautions! As exciting as the attention may be, you are NOT in a race to meet someone. A lot of people post photos of themselves anywhere from 5-20 years ago! Also, use photos for your profile that you haven’t posted anywhere else on social media. Many men are listed on these sites in several states, and are playing games with numerous women. Continue using email as the form of correspondence between you and the person you are getting to know for longer than you think you should, before giving them your phone number.Compromising your safety and/or life does not need to be the price to pay for a date. If you use your Facebook or Instagram profile photo, someone can easily do a Google photo search and find you on social media. You don’t want to have to change your number often if you start to get uncomfortable or harassed by this person.Men lie most about age, height, and income, while women lie most about weight, physical build, and age.So, the guy who says he is 40 years old, 6’2, brown hair and blue eyes, and earns 100K per year, just might not be anything like that when you meet him.