Online Dating War Stories
Posted 29 December 2007 - 05:00 PM
I had a relative who, once upon a time, registered on eHarmony. He filled out all of the forms, and told as much about himself that he possibly could before he reviewed his "matches". So, a day or two later, he logs on to eHarmony too take looksie at his reccomended "matches"; where he finds this one woman who "matched" his criteria exactly. After he messages her,and chats with her (online), they decide to meet for the first time at a local restaraunt. So, this relative of mine is really excited . . . until his "date" doesn't show up at first. "Okay", says he, "Maybe she's just running late". So, there he waits. And waits. After a few hours, still no sign of his "date". Feeling like he had been ripped off, he drives back home, and logs on to eHarmony; and notices that he has a new message from his theoretical "match". The subject reads "n00b". Furiously, he opens the rest of the message, only to find that someone had completely scammed him . . . and this was after about a month or two of this relative of mine doing anything to find new love, along with paid services via his online dating site.
The lesson? Be cautious when using these type of sites, and make sure that the people you connect with via these sites are genuine. I'm sure that my uncle(that certain relative I was speaking of) learned this.
Posted 24 January 2008 - 08:51 AM
Posted 06 February 2008 - 11:45 PM
Posted 09 February 2008 - 05:04 PM
People appear to have written software to make accounts to slap random pictures of hot chicks on and post up a message to every male profile.
There are a couple of easy ways to spot 'em.
1. They're ALWAYS from a different state.
2. Copy/paste likely snippets from the message into google and see if there's a hit. You'll usually see the message verbatim there.
3. They almost never match your profile.
Anyway, with the hundredth or so spam-bot message, I got the REAL message and killed the account.
Posted 19 December 2011 - 08:55 AM
(I wish I was a fly on his wall that day)