The popularity of dating online has soared in recent years.Four out of ten single Americans are using the Internet to meet potential partners.
Most popular dating websites don’t run background checks on their users, and it’s your responsibility to make sure Prince Charming doesn’t have a sinister secret. Online dating is now a normal part of our social lives, but how do you protect yourself or a loved one from the dangers of meeting strangers online? Prepare to be disappointed — a staggering 81% of people lie on their online profile!
Conducting an online background check is the fastest and safest way to find the truth. Perhaps they’ve knocked a few pounds off their weight, or claimed to be a hiking fan when the only terrain they’ve conquered is the shortest route to the pub.
These white lies are fairly harmless, but keep an eye out for signs of a larger deception.
FBI profiler Mary Ellen O’Toole, who worked on notorious cases such as the Green River Killer and the hunt for the Unabomber, advises online daters to pay attention to the wording used in dating profiles.
Although they might not be a crazed lunatic, a quick analysis of their writing can reveal a lot about who you’re chatting with.