For example, the more untruths a profile contains, the more the writer avoids using the word “I.” According to Toma, this is because liars subconsciously seek to maintain a distance between themselves and the lies they have written. For example, they might state that they are “not in bad shape” rather than saying that they are physically fit or “not shy” instead of saying that they are outgoing.Those who had deceptive profiles were also more apt to use fewer words and tell less about themselves.
Two months after the guy thought he quit, his credit card was still being billed.
The Online Dating Industry Journal has written several articles about True.com’s deceptive cancellation policy.
Whether these examples reflect the reality of the online dating world or simply the public’s anxieties and fears regarding online matchmaking, the truth remains that online daters can easily get away with lying about themselves for at least as long as it takes to get a foot in the door.
Most people have a hard time telling when people are lying even when they are face to face with them.
The remaining 47 states all have their own laws about giving out marriage information. Sometimes you need to know the names of the bride and groom, and the date and and location of the marriage. So will any law enforcement agency criminally prosecute someone who lies about being married in order to get a date? Suing a felon did actually sue a guy—a convicted felon and registered sex offender—who tried to join the dating site.
In a press release, the dating site touted the case as a “landmark civil prosecution victory.” Herb Vest, founder and CEO of True, said: “From Day 1 when I founded this company, I made a solemn pledge to create a safer dating environment for our members and our industry.
Lovefraud, in fact, received a letter from a former subscriber complaining about exactly the same thing.
Use extreme caution A significant number of people who tell Lovefraud about their run-ins with sociopaths say that they met the individuals online.
When the only clue you have is the language a person uses, as in online profiles, it becomes almost impossible for most people to tell when they are being deceived.