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'Are You Real?' — Inside an Online Dating Scam
What You Need to Know About Romance Scams | FTC Consumer Information
Language is a wonderful medium. Make them think. Move them deeply. In the below sad stories, so much emotion is conveyed with so few words. Brace yourself and read on—if you have the strength.
Real-Life Online Dating Success Stories
A divorced mother, Anna, 46, looked into the future and saw a time when her kids wouldn't need her around quite as much—and she'd end up alone. Joining eHarmony , which matches couples based on a detailed personality questionnaire, says Anna, "was my backup in case I didn't meet anyone the 'regular' way. Not so with Sam—whom she agreed to make a date with after six weeks of emails and hour-long phone calls.
I first created an OKCupid account in , and for nearly five years, online dating and I had a tumultuous, on-and-off relationship. Then, in December of , I decided I would take a break from online dating—and that unlike my previous "breaks," this one would last for more than a few weeks. It's actually ended up lasting a year because after seven months, I met someone—and it was IRL.