Each year internet predators commit more than 16,000 abductions, 100 murders and thousands of rapes, according to Internet Predator Statistics.com13. 33% of women who have sex on the first online dating encounter, of these, 4 out of 5 women did not use protection.14.
An alarming 51% of online daters are already in a relationship of some kind.
Here, we examine the most frequent fabrications, how to spot them in others' profiles and why they're not worth including in yours.1.
Online dating is a multi-billion dollar industry with over 40 million users and growing every day.
It inspires people meet their spouses and make new connections in a world where people just don’t have time to date the traditional way.
On dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims.7.
Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single.8.
Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true?
There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites.And a study from dating site Ok Cupid confirms taller men receive more messages.The same study shows shorter women get the attention, so it's ill-advised to pad your numbers.2.Weight "People lie to embellish themselves, but not be liars," says Catalina Toma, Ph D, an assistant professor of communication science who conducted the UW/Cornell study."Weight fluctuates to some degree," which is why it's a popular characteristic about which to fib.Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater.10.