Tips For Meeting Women #1: Avoid Dating Scams
The first thing you have to be aware of when you get into the online dating game is that none of the companies you try are going to care whether you end up getting laid or not. Online dating is a BUSINESS; according to Reuters, it brings in over $1.047 billion dollars every year. According to the same study, the average person in the U.S.A. spends over $200 on dating websites in an average year.
With all that money floating around and up for grabs, companies are more than ready to take advantage of it.
Most dating sites are scams.
There are a ton of dating scams that get run on average guys all the time on dating websites (this is also true for the married dating sites to meet marred women). Trust us, we’ve been through all of them, and we can help you avoid them WITHOUT having to learn the hard way like we did.
First of all, the number one thing you need to do is stay off scam websites. Check out our guide to the best (and worst) dating websites. At the worst ones, you can be SURE to encounter scams when meeting women. If you want to keep from getting scammed, you have to make sure you’re taking necessary steps to protect yourself.
In all fairness and in full disclosure, there are always going to be dating scams.
Some websites are scams, yes. But some scams are run by the users themselves, which means that even good websites can have them. Therefore, we can’t tell you with absolute 100 percent certainty that if you use one of our six recommended sites, you’re NOT going to find a scam. There are always going to be dishonest people on any website (look at a YouTube comment section), so you have to learn to protect yourself. How?
Second of all, you need to learn how to spot common scams. Once you know the tricks scammers on dating sites are pulling, you’ll be a lot better at making sure their next victim isn’t you.
Some common signs of a scam:
- A profile that is repeated on the websites over and over
- A picture of a woman that looks professionally taken
- A woman on a hookup site that looks WAY too good to be true
- The same message word for word from several girls on the same website
- Super hot girl profiles that never seem to be online, yet constantly stay at the top of every profile search
Those are some signs that the SITE is running a scam.
However, site-wide scams are a little bit easier to spot than personal scams. These are the ones that the individual USERS on a site run, and they can happen even on the best of sites. Some signs of individual user scams that you’ll encounter include:
- Women with stunningly beautiful profiles contacting you out of nowhere (sorry bro, this doesn’t happen)
- Women who tell you how much they like you, and then ask you for money “to come and meet you.” Sorry to say, you’ll absolutely never see this woman or that money again. It’s a scam, dude.
- Women with perfect 10 photographs offering to have a night with you. This is a hooker. Unless you want a hooker, move on.
- Women who are fun and interesting and nice for a little while, who suddenly develop deep personal tragedies that only you and your money can fix.
As you can see, by far the most common issue is that these women are out to get your money. They don’t care who you are, as long as they think they can get money out of you.
In 100 percent of these cases, these women will take your money and you will never see them again. The only time you would ever HEAR from one of them again is if they’ve decided you’re such a big sap that they could get even MORE money out of you.
As a rule of thumb, if you ever find yourself at a Western Union because of an online dating site, stop. You’ve lost control, and this isn’t where you want to be in life.
No legitimate girl will ask you for money before meeting you. Delete any girl who does this from your contact list immediately, or report them to the website itself. Some websites will even offer you some time with a free membership if you help them catch spammers, but usually you’ll just get the spammer banned, which is worth it.
Dating is hard enough without dealing with scams. If a girl looks like a 10, there’s a 10/10 chance it’s a scam. If a girl looks like the kind of 7 or 8 you’re really into, well, you lucked out. Don’t waste your time on girls that aren’t real. Look at a magazine photo of Charlize Theron or whatever, you have about as much chance of banging her as you do of the fake models on websites.