Online dating lonely women
That didn’t sound too bad – in fact, it made sense.
If there was a site for people who like Marina Abromovic and the British Office, I’d probably be on there, with the genuine intention of meeting others like me.
So it might seem hypocritical that the idea of online dating makes me so uncomfortable, I want to cover my ears and start loudly chanting whenever someone suggests it.
The main thing that freaks me out is making a concerted effort into figuring what I want in a dude, and then putting it out to a bunch of strangers. I generally don’t know what I want until I meet someone who I want.
The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) reports that the average complainant loses over a hundred thousand dollars to internet dating scams.
They saw more than million in victim losses in the last six months of 2014.
This gives them a good reason for why they cannot meet their intended in person.
"Romance" scammers, sometimes referred to as "sweetheart" scammers take advantage of vulnerable people, especially divorced women over 40, by posing as an eligible romantic prospect. Scammers may use a fake name or steal the identity of a real person.The scammer can take weeks building an interesting backstory that draws their victim in, but they often express strong emotional feelings in a short period of time, which keeps the victim psychologically engaged.They use words filled with love, share personal information, and sometimes even send their victims small gifts.The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime," writes the FTC in their consumer blog.