Though, recently, I learned that averages 10 percent paid profiles and 90 percent free profiles.
The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.
Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.
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.
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.
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.