Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
You Get What You Pay For It seems the “free” membership sites tend to be the ones most likely to have more fake profiles on them.
Though, recently, I learned that averages 10 percent paid profiles and 90 percent free profiles.
Too many women have fake profiles that are used for making money, i.e., directing men to paid porn sites or personal Web sites or just asking men outright for money.
Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.
"If you change your main photo regularly, people who skipped over you before may reconsider," Hoehn said.
Most people don't have that many photos of themselves that they like, so try asking your friends to snap some pictures while you're out.
"Someone browsing your profile is trying to picture you in their life, so they need to know about you." While things like your hometown and alma mater are certainly important, you may want to save all of the gritty details for the first date.
"You just have this one page to make an impression," Hoehn said.
Online dating is different for everyone, but this is one rule Hoehn really encourages her clients to follow.
The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.
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