I think online dating is stupid
Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.
One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.
When newly dating, people also tend to play down their past relational wreckage and personal liabilities.
There are a multitude of reasons why this happens, but at the core, he is not ready or able to embark in a substantive relationship, regardless of what his profile says.Rather, he moves from one online-created connection to the next, or back and forth between many, and barely if ever have to leave the house.Internet dating enables him not to engage in a meaningful way.But if that’s really the case, it won't be because of their fake flattery and hyperbole.In simple terms, when they start saying, “Since you came into my life baby, I have looked forward to each sunshine” - as the fake ‘James Richards’ did - you should think again.