Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.All our members have signed up exclusively to use our free service so we are unique.Keeping your registration with us costs you nothing and you have nothing to lose other than the prospect of meeting your match online if you're not a member.They need to make as many contacts as possible—remember it’s a numbers game. You are doing the best you can by being smart and wary of potential fakers. Will enough singles get fed up with the not-so-great state of online dating and demand better from the industry? As a contributor to online dating industry forums, I continue to bring up the issues associated with fake profiles: liars, thieves and cheats, and the accountability of the industry for a solution. Even if you put on your profile in bold letters, “No Fakers or Sex Industry Professionals,” it won’t help. My suggestion for your first contact, if you’re worried they’re not telling the truth, is to ask them outright. The standard industry reply is that “it’s not cost effective” and that “singles won’t pay for it.” Well, singles are “paying for it” in time, frustration, dissatisfaction and with their wallets. Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.You Get What You Pay For It seems the “free” membership sites tend to be the ones most likely to have more fake profiles on them.
The unfortunate truth is that the paid singles don’t know who is free and who is not.is one that can tell you if the person is who she says she is, and if she has a criminal history.Read That Profile Another way to spot a fake is to really check out their profile.The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?