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Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.
Even if you put on your profile in bold letters, “No Fakers or Sex Industry Professionals,” it won’t help. My suggestion for your first contact, if you’re worried they’re not telling the truth, is to ask them outright. The standard industry reply is that “it’s not cost effective” and that “singles won’t pay for it.” Well, singles are “paying for it” in time, frustration, dissatisfaction and with their wallets. Most fake profiles don’t take time to fill in all the sections, or have trouble with correct grammar, or even basic English.Though I’m sure that’ll change if the fakes care enough to read this article—but don’t worry, they don’t.Do report a fake profile to your online dating service, it’s at least a step in the right direction—you’ll be helping out by not letting the next guy or girl be faked out.If a lot of their profile says, “ask me,” or says very little at all, it’s probably a fake.Men lead with lots of promises of how lucky they can make you.
Between promises of a van, magic massages and that “masterpiece” of a body of his, you can guarantee Mr.
A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.
It seems that somehow my profile targets only those that are looking for money, or are spam. For example, the other night I got a message from a lady on Plenty Of and responded to her and then she quickly responded giving me her Yahoo screen name to IM her.
Ladies, please don’t email us asking for this guy’s contact info.
We aren’t sure our servers can handle that level of traffic.
Also, if the photo on the profile is suggestive in any way, (and you’re not on an alternative lifestyle or friends-with-benefits site, which by the way, are loaded with fake profiles) or looks like a modeling picture from a magazine, just be aware that there is a high probability that it’s a fake. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to get these fakers to stop contacting you.