Posted August 29th, 2015 @ am When the Ashley-Madison hack revealed that the vast majority of female profiles on the “dating” site were fake, three groups of people already knew that. One of those groups includes all of the people on Earth that have more than five minutes of experience in the business world. They all seemed to be populated with hot people on day one.If you are building a business that only has value if populated by lots of users on day one, you can’t get there from here. And if you do, there is some special case going on. (Otherwise they would not be in business today.) Did any of them get there organically, or even honestly?I have sampled most of the famous-name dating sites (Why would I try just one? My guess is that many of them thought they would cheat the membership numbers in the beginning to get traction, then go legit over time. And obviously they knew what the competing sites were doing. Now if you will excuse me, I need to go back to reading the news that men look for sex when they are not getting enough. I have been to four weddings of couples who met and fell in love using online dating sites. Unfortunately, like many other facets of online life, dating scams have increased dramatically.I would get lots of emails from a dating site so I would join it, and then the emails just stop. ”– Anonymous The Honest Answer To avoid online dating scams, your best bet is to stick with the major online dating sites that have been around for a few years and have a large member base.
When using this medium, you can quickly feel as if you have gotten to know the person you are talking with and feel a very intimate level of trust, like I did with my husband.We also want to talk a bit about which automation rules can be set up to keep scammers off your site in the first place.&source=Besedo" There is a lot to look out for so to make it more manageable we have divided the scam markers into 4 different categories: language, message content, profile and geolocation.Again, anyone with five minutes of business experience already knows the answer, statistically speaking. But I doubt most of them know the percentage of fakes. I have seen a few dating sites this year with 95% fakes (quite obviously), so wait for more on this story.The second group of people that knew the dirty truth long ago are the people who have spent more than sixty second on any of the big dating sites and also have an IQ over 80. The third group of people who knew all along about the fake profiles includes anyone who was a founder or early employee at any of the dating sites.