Dating is too difficult
As a matter of fact, you should probably be wary of any person, group or entity asking for any kind of financial or personal information.It might even be advisable to follow these general guidelines: Set up an anonymous email account from a widely used email service ([email protected] already taken).It’s estimated that by 2040, 70% of us will have met our significant other online.
Let’s be honest, the internet is really just a super elaborate and sophisticated farce designed to distract you from having your pockets picked by greasy conmen in cheap suits, right?
In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.
Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.
Of course, there are plenty more do’s and do not’s of online dating, but I guess the most important thing here is to use your common sense. You don’t necessarily have to develop a ‘trust no-one and sleep with one eye open’ approach to online dating, but it is probably worthwhile to have a healthy degree of skepticism in general.
Never mind the fact that more than one-third of all people who use online dating sites have never actually gone on a date with someone they met online, those that somehow do manage to find someone else they are willing to marry who is willing to marry them (a vanishingly tiny subset of online daters) face an uphill battle.
Browsing profiles isn’t nearly as time-consuming (or daunting) as mixing with people in a social context.