Dating scams are probably as old as civilization itself.
But like all things driven down the information super highway, online dating is one way dating scams have picked up speed.
If you’re concerned about the person’s age ask him/her to send a recent photo.
Naturally, we offer tips to help you protect yourself from these online dating scams. residents paid $600 million on online dating and personals in 2006, capturing the largest segment of paid content anywhere on the World Wide Web.
An MSNBC article found one third of men dating online are married!
As you can see, in addition to the other virtues of buying flowers “just because,” it also makes economic sense, which can lead to even more Happy Times. (Red means “I love you”; white means “It didn’t mean anything, let’s just be friends.”; pink is somewhere in between red and white — both in color and in meaning.) But giving her roses is like writing her a poem that starts out “Roses are red, violets are blue…” Sweet, but obvious.
Yes, roses are great, but you — discerning reader that you are — didn’t come here to get advice about roses. If she looks at them and puts them in the window, get her big bright colorful flowers. The classic behind-the-back surprise bouquet of flowers works like a charm.
For example, a dozen roses at $12.99 three times = $38.97.
Let’s look at it in ledger form: Now let’s look at it as a pie chart: Giving flowers doesn't have to be expensive.
You’re asked almost instantly for your email address and are suddenly inundated with spam. And then use a separate address (as we suggested above) that you can easily cancel if you start to get a lot of spam.
Certainly the most common serious, and perhaps the most hurtful, the shakedown is an online dating scam usually run by an overseas woman (or even more common, a man posing as a woman).
Here are the four most common dating scams and what you can do to avoid them.