Fortunately, most dating sites today are pretty well regulated, and the option usually exists to report inappropriate postings.
Since pictures are so important to your online profile, here are a few tips: Your profile needs at least one picture to get you in the game.While the bureau acknowledges that virtually everyone is at risk, it says Internet scammers pay particular attention to “women over 40 who are divorced, widowed, and/or disabled.” These cyber-criminals create elaborate profiles on singles sites, often with glamorous photos.Their goal: to separate you from your bank account.For instance, does “loves sports” mean you’re up for cross-country skiing and white-water rafting, or is it a declaration that every weekend is devoted to channel-surfing the pro and college games? Potential dates skimming your profile are more likely to respond to specifics.
Believe me, it’s a much better strategy than scheduling a coffee date and finding you have little or nothing in common.
A gripe shared by many women I met concerned the fellow who arrived at the meetup bearing little resemblance to the guy in the profile.