How To Spot Fake Profiles: Never Fall Victim Again When Looking To Hook Up
Spotting fake profiles is really the key to being able to browse adult personals successfully. We understand that it can be a worrisome and daunting task at first, but that doesn’t need to be the case. It’s all a matter of knowing what to look for, and after all the time we’ve spent on dating sites, we know EXACTLY what it is that makes a profile ‘fake.’
Avoid escorts and cam models.
This is the most common kind of fake profile that you’re going to see, and fortunately, they’re the easiest to avoid. When you’re trying to avoid fake profiles, these are the girls that are going to have very provocative–and usually professionally taken!–profile pictures right from the get-go.
These are the kinds of girls that will eagerly send you messages even before you’ve completed your profile, and try to interest you in chatting with them. While they might seem like fun at first, they will soon try to get you to click on links to their cam sites, or try to interest you in hooking up…for a price.
Anything that looks too good to be true generally is.
That’s why we highly suggest that you stay away from professionally taken photographs, or photographs that have watermarks on them. These are the trademarks of a ‘fake’ profile, or at the very least, the profile of someone being run by someone only after your money.
Remember that real, actual women aren’t going to be posting professional pictures. They’re going to be just like you–posting pictures from their vacations or selfies that they’ve taken in front of their computers. That’s the best hookup advice we can offer you when it comes to spotting fakes, to be honest.
Avoid ‘padding’ profiles.
Many sites that are very far from legitimate will post up profiles that are only used for ‘padding’ purposes. These are sites that are only added in order to boost up member counts, or make it look like the sites are much more active.
This is usually done on sites that are extremely male-driven and therefore don’t have a very high rate of joining for ladies. Of course, this doesn’t make the site better, because these profiles aren’t real at all. They’re just profiles with stolen pictures and usually don’t even have any information in them at all. This is the sign of a site that you definitely want to avoid using, because there’s no telling what else they’re trying to scam from you.
Avoid profiles with links in them in general.
If you come across a profile that looks questionable, that’s one thing. If you come across a profile that has links to other sites, however, that’s the kind of profile that you can almost certainly say is ‘fake.’
Links leading to other sites are the ultimate thing to avoid when you’re on hookup sites. They can often give you viruses, or in general, try and steal your credit card or personal information. These are the kinds of profiles that will make your hookup experience a real chore to deal with, and that’s why you should always be cautious before you sit around and try and click on unscrupulous things.
Be on the look out for fake information.
If the info on the profile just doesn’t seem to match the age of the person, then you’ve probably got a fake profile on your hands. This can be sometimes harder to spot, but just read carefully and you’ll be able to spot these kinds of people.
Over time, you’ll become much more used to spotting fake profiles. You’ll become an expert at it just like we did in no time if you keep using online sites for hookups.