Dear Moneyologist, Valentine’s Day has come and gone and I am single, despite joining three dating sites.
I am honest about the fact that my 10-year marriage ended last year after my ex-husband cheated.
More and more people are using the technology to get a date — or a hookup.
At least 1 in 10 Americans have used an online dating website or mobile dating app, according to a 2013 survey by Pew.
More than half of online daters thought “someone else seriously misrepresented themselves” on the site. Mashable worked with to discover the most distinctive terms in online dating profiles for each state in the country based on thousands of profiles, and Vox put together this map.
And many online daters were made to feel harassed or uncomfortable: 42 percent of female online daters experienced this versus 17 percent of men.
(In other news: “gay” no longer means happy.) As a rule, you should ask your friends’ permission to include photos of you that feature them on a public dating site and, even if you have done that, it’s best to crop them out. You don’t want prospective dates wondering which person will be turning up for the date. Those who are exchanging photos of their feet (and other body parts) on fetish websites will likely have a profile, too.Government websites aren’t the only ones getting hacked. As many as 37 million customers of the dating website Ashley Madison.com, which caters to cheating spouses, saw their credit card information, nude photos and sexual fantasies stolen, Krebs On Security blog reported recently.And in May, Adult Friend Finder.com, an online dating site for adults seeking sexual trysts, said hackers compromised the personal information of some of its 64 million members.Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.Here are some warning signs that an online love interest might be a fake.