Nick Tsinonis, co-founder of Scamalytics, which creates software designed to prevent scammers from targeting people on online dating sites, offered a range of advice as to how to stay safe while interacting with a prospective date online.
“It’s really important to keep all dialogue restricted to the messaging services on the website.
And 16 percent still perceived online dating as "desperate."But it's not all bad.
Dangerous in online dating
Your dating profile has clearly highlighted your needs, wants and wishes.
In your about me, you write who you are, what you enjoy, things that are important to you.
And while numbers on scams are similarly hard to come by, the FBI's Internet Crime Complaint Center reported 5,600 cases of online dating scams back in 2011.
The trendy and easy-to-use apps that are making online dating more accessible could theoretically also be making it much easier for scammers and creeps to find new victims.
Remember the four things that sociopaths do: Making the assessment stage easy On line dating, is for the sociopath, easy pickings.
After all, what difficulty is there in the assessment if you have already told him everything about you in your profile?
He told how his sibling suffered more than 90 injuries, including being stabbed in the liver, spleen, lungs and heart with a four-and-a-half inch knife.
After stabbing Sharon, Hawke had a beer before calling the police.
I found this one on online and because it was free I decided to give it a go.' Not what he seemed: Twenty-five-year-old Paul Cuthbert's profile stated that he was a single father from Grimsby who doted on his four-year-old daughter and that he was looking for a nice girl to fall in love with, but that all turned out to be lies The following weekend, Paul again travelled to Leicester to meet Michelle and, as they chatted, agreed to meet up the next weekend in Grimsby where he promised Michelle would get to meet his daughter.
'But the strange thing was, I didn’t see a single picture of her in his flat.
And what’s worse is that he was let out on tag last month, so now he’s back on the streets, free to terrorise other women.