If you’re looking for love, you might end up on an online dating site, where, as some people will attest, you’ll meet all kinds of people.
Unfortunately, though, you might just meet some scammers.
You can start judging the person by looking at their picture and reading their profile details to see if they might be your type.
Computers and servers in these virtual dating agencies filter the millions of people in their databases to find your closest match based on various criteria.
So how in the world can you be sure who you’re talking to is really who you think it is?
The first step is to listen to your gut instinct, if something doesn’t seem quite right- it’s probably not.
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You can scroll through profiles of people near you on your smartphone and send them a flirty text copied from a Google search, avoiding the effort and anxiety of thinking of what you would like to say to your match.
Let’s say you’re scrolling through profiles on a dating site and you spot a nice woman who you might like to date.