You’re browsing through a bunch of dating profiles and skipping over the creeps who use cheesy one-liners and gaudy photos when you see it: an attractive potential date with a seemingly perfect profile.
The nearly perfect dating profile has a glossy, professional-looking HDR photo of a dream man or woman. This page’s owner added quotes from famous people and poorly written one-liners, but nothing else. There’s no history and there aren’t any other photos to flick through.
Sound familiar? If a dating profile looks too good to be true, take it with a grain of salt.
Regardless of the medium (dating app or website), online dating is full of fake profiles. The brains behind these pages are either insecure weirdos or creepy scammers.
Here are a few “red flags” that will help you spot fake dating profiles.