They need to make as many contacts as possible—remember it’s a numbers game. You are doing the best you can by being smart and wary of potential fakers. Will enough singles get fed up with the not-so-great state of online dating and demand better from the industry? As a contributor to online dating industry forums, I continue to bring up the issues associated with fake profiles: liars, thieves and cheats, and the accountability of the industry for a solution.
So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?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.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.