This applies to women in particular, but not exclusively.
According to the FBI, dating websites are often popular targets for scams perpetrated by offshore criminal networks.
The FBI advises proceeding cautiously with anyone who: Bottom line: If the interested party sounds too good to be true, (s)he probably is.
A common gripe shared by many women I met concerned the fellow who arrived at the meetup bearing little resemblance to the guy in the profile.
A professional photo is a good idea, too — and if you do it right, you can wind up with one shot for your dating profile and one for your Linked In page. If we can’t pick you out of your bowling team lineup or every picture features you in floppy hats and big sunglasses, you’re unlikely to draw much attention.
The same goes for blurry pictures or too many photos of your pets, possessions or grandkids (no offense to the little darlings). Many women I spoke with were alternately amused and disgusted by bare-chested guys flashing their pecs in — you guessed it — bathroom selfies. Ladies: The number of lewd messages you receive is directly proportionate to the amount of skin you display.
The majority of women I spoke with said they refuse to acknowledge crude come-ons.
Trust me, no one wants to see your personal care items or shower curtain.
Move to another room (or go outside) and have someone else take your picture.
That’s one of my favorite books, as well.” carries more weight and is more likely to get a response than a generic response.
Internet anonymity brings out the worst in some people, and there’s a certain amount of that in evidence on dating sites.