How to tell if someone is real on a dating site – Have you ever wondered if the person you are chatting with on a dating site or app is real? Then, you are not in this situation alone because a lot of people have fallen victims of online dating scam. Dating sites have been so advantageous in connecting people from different areas. In most recent times, some people have been lucky to meet their life partners or helpers in dating sites. It is not withstanding to also state that many have also regretted the day they signed up in a particular dating site due to their ugly experiences.
Online scamming exists and keeps increasing, therefore the dating site being an online platform is not an exception. One of the key things to know before logging into a dating site is how to spot a fake dating profile. Some “go-getters” or scammers have taken advantage of some people’s eagerness to meet a soulmate to scam them of their money, make them victims of rape and in some cases, makes them loose their lives.
Do we stop using dating app or site because of some ugly incidents that we have heard about it? The answer is no, but care should be taken so as to know if someone is real on a dating site or not. The aim of this article is to help you identify a fake profile on the dating site.
How to Tell if Someone is Real on a Dating Site
1. Properly filled Personal identifiable information
A genuine person will not have anything to hide about his or her identifiable personal information. Such information includes; full name, occupation, location, and even place of origin. Some people may even go further including the institutions attended in their online dating profile.
With such information, you can search the person’s further information online. Do not be surprised to see such person’s more information on Google search or any other search engine when you key in their names. Putting such real information out is an indication that the person have nothing to hide.
Consider it a red flag when you see a dating profile with minimum information. Such a person is trying to hide something which he or she may think that will expose him or her.
2. If the person has Traceable Social Media Accounts
A real dating profile of someone who is genuine will contain his or her social media accounts. Such accounts should not be newly created which can be traced with the dates of pictures and posts on such accounts. Social Media accounts that can be checked includes; Facebook, Instagram Twitter.
You can equally go further in checking out similarities in surname to identify such a person’s relative or family member. Friends can equally be checked for too. There should be matching information about occupation and location on such profiles.
No scammer will like to put out identifiable information such as may be obtained from his or her social media accounts.
3. If the person has so many relatable photos
Most reported cases of online dating scam are associated with profiles with few pictures. Most of these profiles have one or two eye-catching pictures. This makes many to easily fall prey to their tricks. Such profiles depicts as handsome and rich in the case of men, beautiful, endowed and classy in the case of ladies.
A real dating profile should contain many photos most times snapped on different occasions. It should also not look too flashy but natural. Such pictures can equally justify the occupation of the person. Even at this, you should watch out for other verifications too.
4. They are not too quick in making requests
Once you meet someone who has a good intention on a dating site, you will discover that he or she will not be too fast in making requests most especially financially. Every genuine person whom you are chatting with will like to be well connected with you and know whether the both of you are good for each other before any other thing.
One tendency that scammers have is that they go straight to their points. They will like to know your financial strength and availability so as to make request as soon as possible. They don’t like wasting their time so as to move quickly to their next target.
5. They appear real with their words
A real person in an online dating site will not be too flirty. Their words are real and are not meant to easily entice you. They will like you to know the “real them.” Such people will not be quick in presenting their richness or high profile to you, instead will take it gradually.
One of the ways to identify a fake profile on a dating site is when they start their messages with too many sweet words. They like to promote themselves and may later revert to making requests as if they are capable of doing it but due to one reason or the other, they can’t at that moment.
6. They will not ask you for your personal account details
Some scammers in the online dating site will go straight to ask you about your account details or any information that they can use to compromise your accounts. Apart from your information that needs to be available for the public, he or she will limit his or her questions there.
A scammer on a dating site will be curious to know your login details either to your social media accounts or bank account. They may not go straight to the point at times but may come up in a way that looks like they want to help you to do something. Run away from such people.
7. They are not always online
Going further to know how to tell if someone is real on a dating site? Well, it has been shown that most people with fake profiles on dating site are always available or online. They do not like to miss any opportunity. Such people may not have any other job apart from online scamming.
Be careful when you are chatting with someone who claims to be working or have a job but is always online. This may not always indicate a scammer but it is a red flag to watch out for.
8. They are not afraid of meeting you in real life
A real person on a dating site will not be afraid to schedule a meeting point for both of you. Even at this, I will advice that you should be careful and choose an open place for the meeting. When you want to confirm whether he or she is real by meeting him or her on person, ask the person the location of the meeting, search for the location and know whether it is adequate and make a suggestion.
To be on a safer side, you can go with someone or drop your meeting place address with a trusted friend or relative.
I believe that you have gained something from this article “how to tell if someone is real on a dating site.” Take caution and do not let anyone scam or harm you in the course of your meeting them on a dating site. Be smart and identify them when they want to make negative moves. Avoid meeting people you are not sure of their profile in secluded places.
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