Articles on risks of online dating
According to the Association for Psychological Science, reviewing multiple candidates causes people to be more judgmental and inclined to dismiss a not-quite-perfect candidate than they otherwise would be in a face-to-face meeting. Many of the pictures of the women I have met had much younger pictures on their profile.
I'd guess 5-10 years younger than they actually are. I also agree on most of the points about safety and security for women, but men can be scammed and robbed by women purporting to be interested in them. One other point - why does Psy Today allow comments like those posted? It doesn't matter if the picture was taken 5 years ago because it's the same person. The research indicates that men are initially attracted to a women's looks and women are ultimately attracted to a man's income/stability he may provide.
Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.
There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of online scams, and I’m not going to run through any in detail here, but do some research before you go giving your bank details to ‘Nigerian princes’ promising ‘fun moments’.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.According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.