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Analytical data abounds on the realities of online dating — and not all of it is good news.
Photos on a dating profile are like eyes on a person — they’re the windows to the soul.
When someone uploads just one photo or a couple that are basically all the same (e.g., headshots), you’re not learning anything about them.
We’re not saying every online dater from Nigeria, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or any other foreign country is a scammer, but you should keep an eye out, especially if international dating isn’t what you’re looking for.
If you come across a profile that’s mostly empty (except for their name, age, and location), it’s a sign that the person rushed to get it up and might want to get to the messaging part quickly so he or she can con someone.
The matchmaking service costs range from thousands to hundreds of thousands of yuan and promise to find clients a certain amount of ideal dates in a certain amount of time.
She said they have a template for clients saying someone's interested in them, no matter if it's true and they want to meet up or there's an event where there will be many people.
Dating websites fail at verifying personal profiles as they claimed and people who work there blew the whistle on matchmaking fraud, The Beijing Times reported on Wednesday.
Dating websites are in the spotlight as Su Xiangmao, 37-year-old tech entrepreneur and multimillionaire committed suicide on Tuesday after he was scammed by his former wife, who he met from jiayuan.com, a well-known dating website in China.
In his suicide note, he claimed he and his wife were VIP members of a dating website with verified personal profiles made by website, according to early report.
But he later found that information about his wife didn't check out and she scammed him for over 10 million yuan in months.
A reporter from The Beijing Times signed up on and successfully with a fake ID with wrong ID number and random mug shot.