Jovago.com, Africa’s no.1 online hotel booking service explores some of these risks as well as disadvantages and offers 5 reasons why Nigerians should avoid online dating.
There is a huge chance your love interest is a scam artiste There are so many scammers and con artistes online, especially in the online dating scene.
They post false pictures and put up fake identities and ply on the emotions of these people who come online, desperate for love, affection and attention.
They play on the victim’s sentiments and dupe them either by controlling them into sending them expensive gift or money, or simply by just stealing from them after gaining their trust.
Fat people tend to put just pictures of their face, people with disabilities sometimes do not indicate them and more.
People end up very disappointed and disheartened after investing so much time in the love interest and discovering that the picture they had in mind is a far cry from what the person actually looks like.
For instance, you might be able to view a contact’s picture but you cannot send a message until you upgrade to another level which would cost a certain amount.Recently there are also Nigerian scams originating from Malaysia, China, India, Turkey, Spain, Cyprus, Egypt, as that's where Nigerians are located since they can easily get to these countries without visas or on the student visas.Men are usually widowed engineers, building contractors, military, vet doctors, surgeons or antique dealers.It is always best to avoid any sort of emotional involvement until things get physical and you have a level of assurance that the person is single and genuine.The pictures rarely capture reality This is one of the biggest downers of online dating in Nigeria.