But in the last decade or so, the game of looking for love has gotten some new rules, with the venue moving from the bar world to the the cyber world.Instead of men searching for the right verbal approach, many now search for the right photo to put on their profile page.“She wanted me to find the right person, she was very detailed in what I was looking for and what kind of person I wanted.”READ MORE: Online romance scams bilk Canadians out of nearly M in 2014She met a man on the popular dating website Plenty of Fish.After chatting online for two weeks, she decided to give him a shot at a date.However, the attorney general and the three sites say they will meet regularly to discuss how to create stronger identity theft protections and online safety tools.Last April, a woman named Carole Markin went public with accusations that a man she met on in 2010 sexually assaulted her on their second date.The matches are ranked based on the how similar their facial features are to those in the picture.
Now children are worried about their parents being hoodwinked by the scam artists who haunt online dating sites."I am a bit past age 50 --- well educated lady; (I thought that I was so smart that it couldn't happen to me --- my college education is no match for a professional criminal)," said one of a seemingly endless stream of scam victims who hav...
A joint statement issued Monday notes the prevalence of online dating and says the companies' main objective is to keep users safe.
“Consumers should be able to use websites without the fear of being scammed or targeted,” California Attorney General Kamala D. The statement is not an enforceable set of regulations the sites must follow by law, but an official agreement between the attorney general's office and three major sites that share the same goal of protecting online daters.
Friends encouraged her to try online dating websites in the winter of 2012.
“My friend was actually the one who signed me up to all these different sites,” she said.