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If you're worrying about catfishing, you'll be pleased to know that Bumble stepped up its verification processes in 2016.
The company launched a new feature that allows users to go through a verification process that uses selfies to check their identity.
If you've been off the dating scene for a while, things have changed a little bit since you were last swiping.
Be warned though because you get what you pay for and you may find free dating websites full of singles and married people who are looking for a cheap way to meet someone and their motives may not be the same as yours.
Last year in the UK, online dating scammers conned their dates out of £33 million.
Anna Moore investigates the crooks who target smart, successful women Using a fake profile on the popular dating site (they operated as ‘Christian Anderson’, a divorced engineer), the pair managed to persuade a newly divorced mother of two to sign over a staggering £1.6 million, some of it her own, the rest borrowed from family and friends.
On the basis of just these scant facts, it seems incredible that a well-educated, successful and responsible woman would even consider handing over her life-savings to an apparent stranger – and yet chilling details from the trial hint at the sophisticated brainwashing involved.
Based on the secret techniques of pick-up artists, the book contains step-by-step instructions on how to ensnare a victim, such as ‘Select a Target’, ‘Isolate the Target’, ‘Create an Emotional Connection’ and ‘Blast Last-Minute Resistance’.