internet scam

standard Profile of a Fake Internet Girl

Long before Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o found himself duped by an Internet girl who was actually a dude, scammers have been posting fake profiles on dating websites. While some may do it solely for the jollies, most have a very simple goal; get you to send them money.
The bad news is that sometimes they’re sneaky. The good news is that sometimes they’re not. In fact, the dating website Seeking Arrangement has been able to pinpoint a fairly specific set of profile choices that often point to the fact that you’re dealing with a fake.
Here are some of the characteristics: Catholic, Nigerian, widowed, hold a doctoral degree of some sort. Seeking Arrangement screeners identify and delete about 220 profiles daily that they suspect of not being on the …

standard Your Love Life: Does It Matter Where You Live?

Is it harder to get a date if you live with your parents? If we’re to believe a recent survey by the real estate website Trulia, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” This and other tidbits of information describing the relationship between your housing status and ability to score romantic evenings out should make for interesting reading to all you swanksters.
Does the Dream Matter?
The American Dream of homeownership is a big deal, right? According to the Trulia survey, don’t sweat it. A full two-thirds of single U.S. adults said owning a home provided no significant advantage when it comes to assessing datability. Only 28 percent are holding out for someone with a mortgage and a white picket fence.
Roommates Don’t Rock
In this high-priced world in which we live, new …