This can be positive or negative depending on the nature of the community created.
Members can constrain their interactions to the online space, or they can arrange a date to meet in person.
Someone starts chatting with you through an online dating service and you enjoy the long chats with them and eventually become interested.
But then right out of the blue they need some money – a looming personal crisis or a short term lack of funds. Online dating fraud rose by 33% last year 88% of dating fraud is online – the rest is by post, through newspapers and in person The UK public lost £34 million to “romance” fraudsters in 2014 The average reported loss is between £2000 and £3000 The average time between initial contact and the realisation that you have been conned is 6 weeks Average victim age is between 45 and 60 years old 57% of victims are female In the UK 89% of reported scams occur in Birmingham and London Here are a few of the more obvious scams that are around and some tell-tale things to look out for.
A great diversity of online dating services currently exists.
Some have a broad membership base of diverse users looking for many different types of relationships.