Profile Fabrication in Dating Sites - Trends in 2015
Fabrication of profiles to lure more people to their home page or dating profiles are happening all over the internet today. The situation has been made worse by the fact that social sites also encourage this without any screening of any kind. Maybe the only screening that they can do is to check that images are within certain standards, ie. not obscene or politically motivated etc. but never about whether the origination of the picture has any truth.
Some of the dating sites take time to filter through their profiles in an automated way such as checking the behavior patterns of users ie. do they send out the same messages all the time, do the geo-location of the user match their actual location listed in the profile. However, automated methods cannot beat the manual way of checking user profiles such as Jumpdates.com which takes pride in doing this screening by hand and have said that it always results in a much better user experience for our users. ‘While all the other sites are only interested in acquiring the maximum number of profiles on their sites, we on the other hand think emphasize the importance of having legitimate profiles on our site’. They may have a point because if you go to a dating review site - sitejabber.com where they allow many of their users to comment on specific businesses, you will find many well known sites that have highly critical comments referring to spammers on their sites.
Not all is lost, and we have good advise to members of dating sites that want to improve their experience and to spot these scammers that usurp much of your time.
1. Don’t rely on the dating profile alone.
Here, you can take advantage of the rich content that is around the world wide web. If you suspect a member, then simply type their username in Google, Bing or Yahoo. You are likely to get back some profiles that this user has setup on other dating sites. Since many dating members are not just a member of one dating site. Remember, also that users can also come up in facebook and other social sites that tell you more about this user.
2. Be shrewd when you email them.
Don’t pour your heart out when shoot an email to them for the first time. Ask very pertinent questions such as I noticed that your pic doesn’t seem to reflect your age, is it an old one? Or you can say, what are your career aspirations since this may sound unromantic but anyone who responds with glee is surely passionate about where they are going in life.
3. Take your time.
In this fast paced world, people find it hard to wait and generally more and more people make decisions on impulse and gut-feelings. As a result there doesn’t appear any plan or structure in their lives and they may find that their hearts get broken too quickly. It’s time to take things easy and you will be able filter out the weed and find your ideal partner.