In 2011 alone, the FBI Internet Crime Complaint Center lodged 5,600 complaints from victims of “romance scammers” with collective losses of over fifty million dollars.
On dating sites, at least 10% of new accounts are from scammers, says Marketdata Enterprise, Inc. Let me repeat that: of rapists used online dating sites to find their victims.7.Dinner for Six, a matchmaking service in Denver, Colorado says that 51% percent of online dating singles are already in a relationship, yet are putting themselves out there as being single.8.More than 53% of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, according to Huff Post.They go on to say “Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.In fact, a third of those surveyed said they falsified their information so much that it prevented them from getting a second date.”9.
More than 40% of men try to swoon women by lying about their jobs, trying to make their career sound more prestigious.
Makes sense: “I work in the entertainment industry”…Dude, you sell tickets at the local theater.10.
According to MSNBC, research shows that 11% of people using online dating services are married.11.
Online dating is a multi-billion dollar industry with over 40 million users and growing every day.
It inspires people meet their spouses and make new connections in a world where people just don’t have time to date the traditional way.
Simply put, online dating has become socially acceptable.