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.
The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.
So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?
The site promotes honesty and encourages singles to expose their flaws, positioning itself as a dating service where people can let loose and stop being afraid of being judged so harshly from their profiles.
Whether you suffer from premature balding or you live alone with eight cats, Settle for Love is the place to be upfront about it. is a dating app that's been referred to as "the Tinder for weed." Like Tinder, you can choose to connect with people nearby (or pass) just for fun and friendship or for a serious relationship -- and everyone who uses it already knows that it's a community for marijuana smokers.
It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.
Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.
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.
If a single you’ve contacted can’t answer basic questions, just gives you one or two-word answers, or gets angry that you’ve questioned if they’re legitimate or not, then move on.
Online dating has never been more popular than it is now, and it's not uncommon anymore to actually know someone who managed to develop a successful relationship after signing up on a dating site and using it to meet up with potential matches.
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.