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Online Dating Advice: Is Your Potential Date for Real?

Online Dating Advice: Is Your Potential Date for Real?


Attractive Blonde Woman Smiling Pushing Her Hair Behind Her Ear Flirting Online

Attractive Blonde Woman Smiling and Flirting Online

You arranged for a professional photographer to take photos of you….

You used a top Professional Internet Dating Profile Writer to craft your online profile…

You took action searching on and approaching the singles who attracted you and appealed to you….

But then something strange happened.


Mr. Too Perfect

The man seemed a little too perfect.  He’s had his heart broken by his ex-wife who was unfaithful to him.  Or he’s widowed and his wife died tragically.  He’s a single dad now and really wants to hurry up and marry again and find a mother for his child.


He has only 2 photographs up in his profile and in them he looks utterly perfect.  Frankly, part of you is thinking just maybe he’s a model.  He talks about his family wealth and inheritance.  He writes you pages of poems in email.  He tells you he loves you.  Only he hasn’t ever met you live.  He seems very successful and romantic, but it just doesn’t feel like he’s for real.  He emails for weeks upon weeks with you and yet just sort of can’t ever manage to meet you F2F live in person and interactive ITRW.


Young Model Wants to Marry and Have a Family Now

She’s beautiful.  She’s so good looking and hot that she could be a model.  She’s younger than you are.  Her English seems right, but you start to notice her language structure and phrases just aren’t quite the way that people here in The States (and Canada) actually speak.  She tells you how handsome and successful you are.  She appreciates you as a man.  She keeps saying how much she wants to get married and have children with you.  She puts off meeting you.  And then she tells you she got sick, her child from a former boyfriend got sick, her aunt got sick, or her mother got sick.  And they need an expensive operation.  She needs money from you.  She wants money from you.  She asks you for money to help her.  Or she wants you to redirect to go look at her website.  She invites you to webcam with her.  When you ask her for a date, she gives you a 900 number to phone her.


Single guys feel used and mislead.  Single women feel like these guys were just a huge waste of time and energy.  The sad truth and dirty little secret of online dating is that yes, there are some scam artists out there.  Professional cons of one kind or another.  In internet dating workshops when the singles relate these sort of stories to me, their questions is, “Why are they doing it?” Rather than wasting any more time and energy on those people, instead practice solid dating practices and internet dating safety behaviors.  When you do this regularly and habitually, you will automatically filter those fakes out of your dating pipeline.


Happy Dating and Relationships,


April Braswell


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{ 18 comments… add one }
  • Neil Dhawan April 27, 2011, 4:54 PM

    Great post with a real in depth account of what can happen out there. I usually try to follow the rule “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” However, your advice of following the internet dating safety behaviors is brilliant!

    Best, Neil

  • Sonya Lenzo April 27, 2011, 5:17 PM

    There is always someone trying to make a buck …and not being too scrupulous about how they do it. The point is to beware. Anything thatlooks too good to be true…IS.
    Sonya Lenzo

  • Kevin Hogan April 27, 2011, 5:46 PM

    What’s scary is these people are really out there….

  • Jennifer Battaglino April 27, 2011, 5:50 PM

    Oh my goodness Ms. Braswell, great illustration of what can happen when one engages in online dating as well as how this is a minority. When done properly and with some safety you can find that special someone…who’s real.

    Jen B
    Tinnitus and Hyperacusis

  • Clare Delaney April 27, 2011, 10:01 PM

    Good grief, I had no idea this went on! Good warning!

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  • Reading Body Language April 27, 2011, 10:38 PM

    That is strange April to learn that people do that online.

  • Michael D Walker April 27, 2011, 10:41 PM

    Great post about the dangers of online dating and how to protect yourself April.


  • John Moulder April 28, 2011, 5:13 AM

    Some people are a waste of space , using up our oxygen . You just have to be so carefull . Modern dating with the internet sure is a big learning curve .

  • Dewayne Chriswell April 28, 2011, 5:46 AM

    The best advice I’ve heard since “Don’t talk to strangers.” (And some are even stranger than others). Thanks for the tips for meeting Mr. or Ms. Right, …the Right way while protecting our safety and security online and ITRW April. You’re the best.
    Dewayne Chriswell

  • Trisha Chambers April 28, 2011, 7:20 AM

    Another reason I’m glad I’m not single anymore April!

  • Kevin Bettencourt April 28, 2011, 10:25 AM

    I love that you gave us a couple of set ups. Thanks for the heads up and how to spot these people.

  • Hipnosis para dejar de fumar Barcelona April 28, 2011, 11:52 AM

    I saw a program on TV a few months ago and it was about the situations that you just explained. It was very sad to know that some poeple had been though a process of feeling in love and then find out that those perfect persons just wanted their money…

    Eva Palmer

  • Rachel Robinson April 28, 2011, 1:26 PM

    Thanks for pointing out that it can happen to men as well as women. Anyone can get scammed or fooled into believing a person is something that they aren’t. You have to walk the fine line of being careful without becoming cynical or jaded. It’s rough but the tips you give are a great start for singles like me.
    Leadership Is A Choice

  • Michael April 28, 2011, 7:08 PM

    You can never figure people out can you, April.


  • Steve C May 1, 2011, 7:59 AM

    There are so many online dangers we need to watch out for. Scams seem to abound, especially in the dating and relationship area.

    Steve C

  • David King June 10, 2011, 2:02 PM

    Very good point at the social networking sites like faceook and myspace. With the Jessica Studebaker story today your tips for singles to be careful is right on. I surely love this site, keep it up April.

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