If you are thinking about taking up online hooking up game, you are probably wondering – Well, what’s the worst that can happen? The thing is that you can easily come across a scam that can cost you serious money.
But don’t worry. We have just the solution for you.
Here are 3 easy ways to instantly spot a fake profile on a hookup site and evade those nasty scammers.
Pay Attention To The Profile Photo
A picture is worth a thousand words. This proverb is especially true when it comes to spotting a fake profile on a dating site. According to Be Naughty, you can “spot 9 out of the 10 fake profiles simply by looking at the profile pictures. Most of the time, they will look too ‘perfect’. Girls will look like they’re posing for a fashion magazine or something.”
Far too often people fall for those perfect profile photos, even though one should be able to spot these stock-like photos from a mile away.
In order to be on the safe side, make sure you stick to the profiles where the girls or guys look like real people and don’t have perfect DSLR pics. Now, since there are always exceptions and today many people have the means to take these HQ photos themselves, you will have to proceed to our next tip:
Read The Profiles Carefully
You should always be relying on your instinct as well. When you are not sure if the profile is real just by looking at the profile photo, it is time to read the “about” section and pay a close attention to details. As they say: personality matters.
Scammers tend to be sloppy when it comes to making their fake profiles “feel real”. They are prone to making mistakes, having inconsistencies with their profile info, and the overall feel of their profile tends to be rather generic.
Also, look for clichés. If the girl sounds just a little too naughty, even for a hookup site, you might be chatting with a dude named Johnny who is like to be after your money.
Pay Attention To Generic Messages
And finally, make sure you don’t fall for those generic instant messages that are just too direct. If you got an instant message from a gorgeous girl the moment you joined a hookup website, that means you are an easy target and some Johnny guy looking for some scamming action.
The trick is that the scammers are usually on the prowl for unsuspecting beginners who are new to this hookup game, and thus much more vulnerable.
However, these scamming attempts will soon stop.
The deeper you delve into the online dating and hookup action, the easier you spot those fakers and they simply move to the next possible victim. Don’t let these fake profiles discourage you. Online hookup sites are pretty fun once you learn the ropes, so if you are still on the fence about the whole thing – try it out. It is A LOT of fun if you are careful.
You can thank us later.