How to Identify Fake Dating Profiles

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How can you identify fake dating profiles? Many profiles are either inactive or fake. Here’s how to tell what’s real and what’s fake.

If you’re not sure how to identify fake dating profiles, you’re not alone. In fact, if you’ve ever dated online, it’s highly likely you’ve been sent messages from some fake profiles. 

They’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but it’s always at a price if you engage long enough. And with the rise in artificial intelligence, it’s easier than ever to create a fake profile and deceive online daters.

Did you know that 60% of all online profiles are either inactive or fake? Scammers are getting even more clever with the tools they use to trick you into sharing sensitive information or giving them money. Here are seven ways to identify fake online profiles so you can stay safe online. 

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Developing a Thicker Skin in Dating

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If you don’t develop a thicker skin in dating, it will take a hit on your self-worth. Here’s how to stop taking things personally in dating!

It’s important to develop a thicker skin in dating, especially if you’re dating online, or you’ll soon burn out or question your self-worth. It’s hard to stay positive with all the ghosting, bread crumbing, sexual comments, and unkind or un-engaging messages. The key to developing a thicker skin is not taking anything personally. It’s about having the ability to bounce back and let whatever happens roll off your back. Even the most sensitive person can do this. Here are five valuable tips for developing a thicker skin in dating. 

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Do Dating Apps Really Suck?

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Do dating apps really suck, or can we find a way to make them work for us without all the stress and disappointment?

How can we make dating apps work for us? My podcast guest, Carla Romo, is an international certified dating and relationship coach who’s helped close to 1,000 women and men push through their BS (blind sides) so they can thrive in dating, get over breakups and make relationships everlasting. She’s the author of Contagious Love, a speaker and former podcast co-host.

In this episode:

  • Why people burnout on apps 
  • Do the apps really suck? 
  • How to make the apps work for you
  • The top 2 things to do to find dating app success 
  • The sneaky red flags on dating apps
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The Dos and Don’ts of Texting in Early Dating

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What are the dos and don’ts of texting in early dating? Discover the top 5 things you should and shouldn’t do when you match online.

Texting in early dating can be confusing and frustrating. You match with someone and think there might be chemistry. You want to send a thoughtful text. Should you wait for them to text first? What if you send a text and don’t hear back right away? Or what if they do text back, but they haven’t answered your question or they write way too much? I’m sharing the dos and don’t of early texting to help you feel more empowered and less overwhelmed with texting your online dating match.

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Online Dating: 5 Reasons Why Men Don’t Write Back

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You match on a dating app and send a message. Here are 5 reasons why men don’t write back – and what you can do to increase your dating success.

Online dating can be very frustrating, especially when men don’t write back. You message ten men and get a response from one (or none). Why is that? According to research, men are much less discriminating than women when it comes to swiping right. However, once they have a match, they’re less likely to contact or respond to messages. It seems like the thrill of getting a match is enough for many men. That’s one of the many reasons why online dating can make you want to pull your hair out. But I have 5 tips that explain why men don’t write back and what you can do about it.

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Break Free of Dating Myths That Keep You From Love

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What are the dating myths that are keeping you from your last first date? Damona Hoffman tells all in this episode!

My podcast guest, Damona Hoffman, is a regular cast member of The Drew Barrymore Show and a frequent contributor to NPR, The Washington Post, The LA Times, and Access Hollywood. Her podcast, Dates & Mates, was named Podcast of the Year at the Black Podcasting Awards in 2022. Damona’s first book F the Fairy Tale was released January 2, 2024. She lives in LA with her husband and two children.

In this episode of Last First Date Radio:

  • The four dating myths in Damona’s book
  • The pillars of healthy relationships
  • What’s missing in the dating world today
  • Unconscious biases that keep people from love
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