DON'T Use a photo taken with a flash Research shows they age your face by seven years.And don’t include alcohol, group shots of friends, or a hastily photoshopped-out ex.Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.The profiles of online dating scammers can exhibit some clear signs that something is off—you just need to know what to look for.Online dating can be difficult for women The AARP also says that seniors are a common target of these scams.
Men who refer to women as "females" or "women" rather than "girls" are more likely to find a mate, as are men who use the word "whom" (31 per cent more online communication).Mention your ex in your profile It suggests you're not ready for a new relationship.If you're divorced/separated with children, use the drop-down menu to reveal that.Write a shopping list "I'm looking for someone who's tall, funny, intelligent, kind, loyal, romantic, sociable..." For readers, they're both dull to read and incredibly daunting. "I'd love to meet someone with whom to explore far-flung places," or "Dining alone is getting dull. " Be intimidated by "dos and don'ts" lists like these Just upload a brief profile and several nice photos, and get started. In fact, regularly updating your profile keeps you active on the site and leads to more matches, so see your profile as a work in progress.In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.