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My flipbook explores the potential dangers of online dating. Although it may seem ideal to find a mate online, it is prudent to always be careful, and know who you are really talking to.

My flipbook explores the potential dangers of online dating. Although it may seem ideal to find a mate online, it is prudent to always be careful, and know who you are really talking to.

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  • 1. Do you really know who you are talking to? : The Dark Side of Online Dating. Photo by Findingthenow (Flickr)


    2. Today we use the Internet to pay bills, read the news, and to keep in touch with old friends, but a growing 21st century trend, is finding your mate online. Photo by AndyK (Morguefile)


    3. Online dating is a way of meeting a potential love interest using the Internet. Photo by Adrian Serghie (Flickr)


    4.In the US alone, 40 million people have admitted to trying online dating. In China the numbers are as high as 140 million people. Photo by Digidreamgrafix (Morguefile) Sourced from: http://www.match.com/magazine/article/4671/

    5. There are many ways to connect romantically online– such as through Twitter or Facebook, although the most common way is through online dating sites. Photo by Ariadnerb (Morguefile)


    6. The online dating industry is worth $1.049 billion per year. Photo by: Cohdra (Morguefile) Sourced from: http://singularityhub.com/2011/10/18/beloved-beware-%E2%80%93-online-dating-scams-break-hearts-and-wallets/

    7. Online matchmaking services ask for detailed information and then compare the information to those of other users in the database. Photo by Cielo (Morguefile)

    8. Matchmaking websites such as eHarmony and Match.com are fee based. The users pay monthly to gain access to the database of singles. Photo by Katri (Morguefile)

    9. Other websites, such as Plenty of Fish and OkCupid are free. Photo by: Brad Stabler (Flickr)

    10. Although eHarmony and Match.com are fee based they are the most popular in terms of the online dating world. Photo by Orchid (Morguefile)

    11. eHarmony has 20 million members, while Match.com has 15 million members. Photo by Clarita (Morguefile) Sourced from: http://visual.ly/node/17093


    12. While the idea of finding love online seems ideal, can we ever really know who we are talking to?
    Photo by: Bilal Kamoon (Flickr)


    13. There is a negative side. Online dating is not always safe. While the anonymity of the internet provides certain protection to your identity, it also can also work against users. Photo by: Mrlerone (Flickr)
    14. Many people use false profiles online to deceive others. Because of this phenomenon, the term “catfish” has been coined. Photo by Msthurnell (Morguefile)

    15. “A Catfish is someone who pretends to be someone they're not while using Facebook or other social media to create false identities, particularly to pursue deceptive online romances.” Photo by Heirbornstud (Morguefile). Sourced from: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=catfish


    16. Common catfish scams in the online dating world involve someone posing as a love interest and ultimately convincing the other person to give them money. Photo by Jakeed (Flickr) Sourced from:
    http://dailyinfographic.com/have-you-been-catfished-infographic

    17. According to Facebook, there are more than 83 million fake profiles. Photo by Karpati Gabor (Morguefile). Sourced from: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120802/facebook-has-83-million-fake-profiles

    18. So how often does deception occur in online dating? One study found that 81% of the participants lied about at least one aspect of their online dating profiles. Photo by Manasmagorial (Morguefile). Sourced from: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/fashion/online-dating-as-scientific-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

    19. Weight, height, and age were the three most frequently lied about characteristics. Photo by Omer Mazir (Flickr). Sourced from: http://webspace.ship.edu/jacamp/psyberpsych/deception/page1.html

    20. It is important to be cautious about what information we share with someone we only know through the internet. It is prudent to try to find out who you’re really talking to. Photo by 5of7 (Flickr)

    21. Find public records on the Internet, or cross reference what you already know. Ensure that pictures are real, by running them through Google Image or Tineye.com. Photo by Procrastinator (Morguefile)

    22. Speak to your potential date “live” as soon as possible. This may help identify fraudsters. Photo by KayVee (Flickr)
    23. Anyone who asks for money is an automatic red flag. In 2011 over $50.4 million was lost by victims as a result of online scams. Photo by Miki Yoshihito. Sourced from: http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/20/pf/online-dating scam/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28Latest+News%29
    24. Until an actual physical meeting takes place, the person at the other end of the connection can be anyone ranging from the kindly next door neighbour, to a person in jail for fraud. Photo by Gloomy50 (Flickr)
    25. So what do you think? Is it possible to really have a relationship with someone through a screen? Photo by Goobimama (Flickr)
    26. All Images are licensed under the Creative Commones Non-Commercial Share-Alike 3.0 agreement, and sourced from Flickr or Morguefile. Photo by Elfonse (Flickr)
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  • References• http://www.match.com/magazine/article/4671/• http://singularityhub.com/2011/10/18/beloved-beware-%E2%80%93-online-dating-scams-break-hearts-and-wallets/• http://visual.ly/node/17093• http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=catfish• http://dailyinfographic.com/have-you-been-catfished-infographic• http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/business/120802/facebook-has-83-million-fake-profiles• http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/13/fashion/online-dating-as-scientific-research.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0• http://webspace.ship.edu/jacamp/psyberpsych/deception/page1.html• http://money.cnn.com/2013/02/20/pf/online-datingscam/index.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fmoney_latest+%28Latest+News%29Photo by:Neiv (Morguefile)