You should check if the dating site you are using is a member of the Online Dating Association (ODA).
Membership means that the site has to commit to an industry code of practice that includes honest communication with users, protecting their privacy and providing a mechanism for reporting abuse.
But if that’s really the case, it won't be because of their fake flattery and hyperbole.
In simple terms, when they start saying, “Since you came into my life baby, I have looked forward to each sunshine” - as the fake ‘James Richards’ did - you should think again.
Don't include your surname or any other identifying information such as your place of work either in your profile or when you first make contact.
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This is not a modern day version of love at first sight (of your profile pic) – it’s a sign that they’re a bit of a creep.
You might be thinking that there's a chance you have a real connection.
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