Cyber dating tips older and wiser dating
It is extremely easy to lie about who you are in an online profile.
You can post any picture you want and claim it is of you. They pose as teenaged girls when they are really grown men and pictures posted alongside the false profile fool other users (this is called "catfishing").
Unfortunately, some users may post outdated photos or even lie about their background.
That's why it's important to try to get to know each other before meeting up in person and to choose a safe, public place to meet up for the first time, just in case. People tend to embellish their accomplishments and physical attributes when it comes to online dating.
DON’T get lured in by corny, overused pickup lines like, “Looking to spoil the person of my dreams with flowers and candlelit dinners.” Anyone can write something like this but few are actually interested in doing this for someone they haven't even met yet. If someone sounds too good to be true, they might be.
If another user or an outside individual, like a parent or teacher, complains about a profile only then do the site administrators bother to look at it.
And while complaints are taken seriously, especially those made by parents, most profiles go unmonitored making these types of websites a prime target for Internet predators.
Predators also pose as ideal boyfriends, making them seem to be every girls dream guy, and again, they add pictures to bolster the deception.
They predators then befriend teens and work to earn their trust.