Fake dating profile pictures
Photos on a dating profile are like eyes on a person — they’re the windows to the soul.
When someone uploads just one photo or a couple that are basically all the same (e.g., headshots), you’re not learning anything about them.
Analytical data abounds on the realities of online dating — and not all of it is good news.
Do they always come back with general things like movies and spending time with friends?
We all like doing that, so be on the lookout if they keep putting off details that make them unique.
Stock photos normally have plain backgrounds (e.g., white) and people who seem just a little bit familiar (because you’ve seen them in other stock photos).
It’s not hard to take photos from a stock photo site (or any other site, for that matter), so take advantage of resources like Tin Eye and Google’s reverse image search.
We’re not saying every online dater from Nigeria, the Ukraine, the Philippines, or any other foreign country is a scammer, but you should keep an eye out, especially if international dating isn’t what you’re looking for.