Online dating is one of the important parts of the internet era. According to datingsitesreviews.com, the use of online dating services among young adults nearly tripled from 2013 to 2016 (from %10 to %27) and most of the adults and elder people are using online dating tools, too. However, as the number of people using online dating services, the risk of scammers and harmful users is increasing. Therefore, users have to be more careful when they step into the online dating world. What risks of online dating you may have encounter?
First of all, not all the time when you speak someone, your match can be real. Unfortunately, there are fake profiles as well as real ones. Facebook and other popular social networking websites and apps have fake users, too but when it’s come to online dating services, these fake profiles are more noticeable and most of them use throwaway accounts for this purpose. Therefore, you need to be careful about these fake profiles. Sometimes they are harmless as they are trying to having fun by pretending someone else but sometimes, some of them try to gain advantages of others, especially people who are new to online dating and basically social networking. They want to get money and other physical gains from others by promising them what they want. Please be careful about these users and be aware that you don’t have to send ANYTHING to others.
Other than these users, there are lots of dangerous people out there and you need to be careful all the time. Stalkers and people who harrass you, frauds as in “I’m in need for help, if you send this amount of money, I will give you a large portion of my fortune”, people giving false links and others. We will try to address each of these users and try to tell you how to understand these users, however, you need to understand that being safe is the number one rule of the online dating!