How to spot fake profiles on dating sites
The important thing here is not to get discouraged. I would recommend trying to send a few messages over the course of a few weeks before deciding to give up entirely.
Our moderation team manually check photos and personal ads across the site and a built-in screening system helps identify suspicious accounts, remove them and prevent re-registration.
While we are confident that our measures ensure a high level of security, we urge members to maintain vigilance while dating online and report any suspicious profiles to safeguard other members.
Around 7.8 million UK adults used online dating sites in 2016, up from just 100,000 in 2000.
The larger, more well known dating sites have no reason to do this and generally have employees whose job it is to monitor new accounts and weed out the spammers and the scammers.
The larger sites also have a public image to protect, which works in your favor.