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. 

Seven ways to identify fake dating profiles:

  1. Photos: The profile has only one photo, the photos look too good to be true, or there are multiple profiles with the same photos
  2. Content: The content is generic, has many grammatical errors, or makes no sense
  3. Details: Inconsistent information, like the person’s age or location
  4. Language: The profile uses scripts or wording like “babe”, “angel”, or “darling”, or mixes pronouns, uses all caps in places to emphasize the qualities they want in a partner
  5. Word in bio: The profile tries to sell a dream, like living a rich life, having several homes, or world-travel
  6. Location: The profile says the person is in another country, usually working on an oil rig or in the armed services
  7. Miscellaneous: The profile requests personal information, wants to leave the dating platform and go straight to WhatsApp, can’t talk on the phone or video chat, can’t meet in person, is too forward or flirty, or starts moving too fast 

Four ways to steer clear of fake dating profiles

  1. Research: Use search engines to look up the person’s name, photos, or any other information they provide to see if they match up.
  2. Video Chat: Request a video call to verify the person’s identity as soon as you suspect they might be fake.
  3. Meet in Public Places: If you decide to meet in person, always do so in a public place and let someone know where you’ll be.
  4. Trust Your Instincts: If something feels off, trust your instincts and either un-match and block or proceed with caution.

Remember to prioritize your safety and well-being when interacting with others online. if you follow these tips, you will feel much safer and less fearful about online dating. After all, it’s one of the best ways to meet your match. Proceed with caution, and remember to have fun as you search for your last first date.

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