We have become familiar with the turn dating has taken since social media, dating sites and apps became readily available and inexhaustible.
It is hard to imagine the numerous ways people use and interact with each other online.
For a start, you know everyone’s there to meet new people, so there’s no danger of embarrassment asking out a man who’s on a night out with his wife.
Even naturally shy and nervous individuals can instigate conversation through personal messaging and commenting on interesting profiles, establishing comfortable relationships over time.
Additionally, the catfish term received global coverage during the infamous Manti Te’o “girlfriend hoax” of 2013.Last September, we brought you an online dating tale with a happy ending: guy falls in love with a buxom blonde/millionaire heiress who friends him on Facebook, gets ready to send her a wad of cash so she can supposedly come to the US (which she somehow needed in spite of that rich daddy of hers), dumps his fiancée, and gets saved in the nick of time by aforementioned dumped fiancée. Last year the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) took in reports from 2,620 Australians who’d lost almost million to dating and romance scams. Armstrong told her story to police, researchers and the ACCC during a Queensland University of Technology symposium on romance fraud. Armstrong’s story: 5 years ago, at the age of 53, she signed up to a dating site.