The large body of work that has focused on online dating and video games as drivers of relationships has focused on participants in these activities.
There is scarce research on non-participants even though non-participants comprise at least half the population.
In cases where an online romance scam is suspected, ABA and the FTC recommend that consumers slow down and talk to someone they trust, never wire money or send cash in any way to an online love interest, contact their bank immediately if they feel they’ve sent money to a scammer and report the experience to the online dating site, the FTC and the FBI.
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Per prior research, both online dating and video gaming are strongly associated with real and virtual relationship formation among participants.
Yet this exploratory research study finds that eighty five percent of internet users have never participated in online dating and fifty percent of survey respondents have never participated in video gaming.
According to the FBI, reports of online romance scams have tripled over the last five years, with more than 0 million lost in 2016.
In the digital dating world “hi” simply doesn’t cut it. She doesn’t necessarily expect you to do these things with her. Provide safety for her by revealing something about yourself. The more she gets to know you, the safer she will feel.
Creating an online dating profile seems to be much the same process.
Putting together the positive details and rainbow colors of my life and personality and exposing it to God knows how many men in the hopes that one of them (or a few of them) will like what they see and want to meet me.
A new infographic published by the ABA Foundation and the Federal Trade Commission alerts consumers to the growing threat of online dating scams and provides tips for how they can protect themselves.
The infographic is available in both English and Spanish.