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.
After a little while of chatting and waiting and waiting for responses, My response: Unfortunately, you’re running into the sad situation that is online dating.
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.
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.
Unless the online dating site is going to go to the extra effort of meeting the single in person, doing a background check, and taking their online profile pictures for them (like Findthe It Factor.com, a personalized dating service), then “verified” means nothing more than the faker has access to a credit card.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes. The last message actually came from a man I had one date with who did not recognize me after reading my new essay. My favorite part is the “definitely message me” section. You seem like you have had a very interesting life to this point.” These were a few of the comments I received after revamping my online dating profile a few years ago, some of them within moments of posting my rewrite.Though he was a capable writer, I was not completely satisfied with the result.I attributed his young age and lack of familiarity with my identity as a middle-aged, divorced, single parent as the reason underlying his inability to capture the image I wanted to portray poignantly.I was assigned a second writer, this time a married female much older than myself. Although she, too, was a skilled essayist, I again ran into the same issue as I did with the first writer.