Just be sure to have a head's up on the kinds of guys you’ll meet online so you can get to the right one much more quickly!One of the most popular types of guys you’ll meet on dating sites is the one who really spiffs up his profile.In other words, even if the allegations that most of their profiles are inactive or fake, Match is not obligated in any way to remove them.So if you’re new to online dating, prepare yourself for disappointment.
My girlfriend and I met on e Harmony, so I’ll be the first to acknowledge that online dating can absolutely be a worthwhile experience. I dabbled with it for almost , and prior to Melissa, the most memorable thing I came away with was a tome’s worth of craptacular dating stories.
OKCupid was acquired by Match in 2011, and that article has since been taken down (for obvious reasons).
Of course, putting something on the internet is kind of like catching herpes: once it’s there, it goes away. Now, given that OKCupid was talking some serious shit about their competitors, you’re probably thinking that article should be taken with a grain of salt. if not for the scads of other evidence that online dating sites do in fact juice up their numbers.
And don’t take it personally if most of the people you message never reply since they may be not even be real. There are some sketchy people out there, and the online dating sites can’t do much about them.
While we’re on the topic of fake profiles, let’s talk about the rise in scams.