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Lead author Dr Jessica Strubel, from the University of North Texas, said: ‘Social network site users, anticipating the scrutiny of others, may become acutely focused on themselves, and try to present an image, through their posted photos, that approximates societal beauty ideals and accentuates their appearance.‘Over time, this self-promotion and impression management, particularly when not validated (eg swiped left), may only worsen levels of self-objectification and body disparagement and lower self-esteem.’The study, conducted by the University of North Texas, compared 100 users of dating site Tinder with more than 1,000 non-users.
People were put in the user group if they had an online dating account with Tinder and logged on two to three times a month or more.
These methods give them better access to you and can help them gather additional information that they can use to con you.
Don’t fall for it: there’s nothing wrong with staying in touch via the dating site.
In August, a British man was sent to jail after defrauding two women of over £300,000 (5,300) through online dating sites.
He had convinced them that he was a diplomat and that a US marine general had fallen in love with them, causing one woman to pawn jewelry, empty her life savings, sell her car, and take out loans to help this general move to the UK. In 2011, the Internet Crime Complaint Center estimated that the online dating scamming “industry” was worth over million, but it’s likely much higher than that, due to the difficulty of making a good estimate.
If someone sends you a message and says they’d like to get to know you, save a copy of their picture and use Google’s reverse image search to see if anyone has posted about that photo being used for a scam.
If that image shows up on other profiles with different names, you should be suspicious. If you receive other photos, and anything seems off, be wary.
Surprisingly men on the internet dating site suffered from the lowest self-esteem.Of course, just because someone is younger doesn’t mean that they’re a scammer; it’s just something to keep in mind.