With this in mind we’ve compiled this list of nine of the biggest online dating red flags and online dating scams uncovered in recent years.These red flags may refer to clues that the person on the other end of a profile might be untrustworthy, or that the website itself might not be truthful about its intended purpose.
“Both kinds are popular, so you can’t go just by that,” she writes.
According to the 2016 Consumer Reports Online Dating Survey, more than 9,600 people had used an online dating service in the last two years, with 48% listing the subscription-based as their site of choice.
Today, nearly half of the public knows someone who uses online dating or who has met a spouse or partner via online dating – and attitudes toward online dating have grown progressively more positive.
To be sure, many people remain puzzled that someone would want to find a romantic partner online – 23% of Americans agree with the statement that “people who use online dating sites are desperate” – but in general it is much more culturally acceptable than it was a decade ago.
Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.