According to a 2015 study by the Pew Research Center, 15 percent of American adults have used online dating sites (web-based platforms like Match.com) and/or dating apps (location-based smartphone apps like Tinder).
Participation by those 18 to 24 has almost tripled since 2013, and boomer enrollment has doubled.
You can do almost anything online these days: Check a bank balance, buy shoes, choose a mattress, order a cab.
Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.It’s a numbers game and they have tons of fake profiles all over the Internet to be worrying about.Especially, if someone flags them and has their account deleted, they have to create a whole new account.The issue of the fake online dating profile continues to escalate like a hurricane, and drown all the real singles out there in online dating land. The issue remains that the anonymity of online dating has opened the flood gates of liars, thieves, cheats, and the sex industry looking to make a quick buck any way they can.So, how can singles wade through the muck and find true love?“It was—unbelievably—not a crazy experience.” Online dating has certainly lost its lonely-hearts stigma.