What was really happening (I suspect) was that someone stole my credit card to give themselves the appearance of being very real on the dating site. The fake profile problem generally falls into one of two categories: In each of the following examples I want to discuss reasons why fake profiles would be made.
Pictures, names, email addresses, dates of birth and detail of the sexual orientation of unsuspecting members of the public are being purchased by dating websites to create false profiles of attractive people, it has been claimed.
Panorama purchased the data of 10,000 people from Usdate – a company which sells profiles to sites - and found it included photographs of Brad Pitt, Michael Caine and Rick Stein.
Some of the contact details were genuine, including the email addresses of academics, a House of Lords life peer and BBC employees, all of whom said they had never used a dating website.
In this article I want to talk in-depth about my experience with “fakes” as well as offering you some thoughts on avoiding these profiles.
In reality fewer than 100 people live within five miles of the tiny hamlet.
On a false test profile set up by the documentary makers for “James”, 46, from Glasgow, received nearly 500 messages in two months.
I will never know anyway 🙂 Travel, surprises, music, dancing, sports, books, last minute plans, open mind, photography, museum, craziness, spontaneity, going out (but also staying in), sharing, simplicity, respect, flip flops (yes, the sandals), down to earth (however fantasy is also very important), people, casual, word, news, work, sense of humor about yourself, awareness.
And yet another short list of things that I’m not really fond of: – Cars (can’t tell why I put this one first…) – Self-centered people (but, hey…