Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.
Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.
Spotting the professional identity hacker is much more difficult.
Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.
Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.
More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.
Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.At the end of the day, always block and report suspicious dating members to the admins of the dating site.This is the best way to stop cyber criminals from exploiting multiple victims on one website.The number of online dating sites out there has exploded in recent years, and with it so too has the number of scammers trying to target your personal information.As with all internet activity, there are the good guys (and girls! The good guys are those people looking for a legitimate relationship, the bad guys are the con artists that are trying to steal your money, your credit cards and personal identity.Identity thieves gather as much personal information as they can to hack your identity.