Dating site cheats
And how can you uncover a cheater without tumbling down the rabbit hole of morbid, life-consuming paranoia?Four weeks before the smooth operator above offered to turn my feet into a trifle, I was creating 40 phony profiles on the world’s fastest growing dating site: OKCupid.Police figures show that 3,900 people reported being duped into parting with an average £10,000 last year through dating websites, with two thirds of victims women and one in four in their 50s.The average time it takes for someone to start sending money to a fraudster is 30 days.So just how easy is cheating online for men compared to women?To what abysmal lows will people stoop to steal another person’s partner?
We think about them and what they could mean for us, the path not taken and the life not lived.
Unfortunately that didn’t work, so I resorted to a combination of begging and promising them that their faces would be pixelated beyond recognition.
Once they were on board and I had nice natural shots of 10 attractive men and women, I allocated them in pairs to five American cities. I wanted my bait to have the best possible chance of cheating on their nonexistent wives, husbands, girlfriends and boyfriends.
Around seven years ago, I discovered Illicit Encounters after I read about it in a magazine.
I couldn’t believe that there was a service offering exactly what I wanted.