Dating a man of a different race
What I uncovered were some harsh realities about online dating that no one ever talks about.
After the jump, some things you might not have known… Most of the member profiles you’ll find are inactive.
This time, a federal judge threw out the case, on the grounds that Match makes perfectly clear in their terms of service that they do not screen member profiles, nor will they take any responsibility for doing so.
In other words, even if the allegations that most of their profiles are inactive or fake, Match is not obligated in any way to remove them.
Online dating sites love to boast about the millions of members they have.
But as it turns out, they’re heaving shovelfuls of statistical manure at you.
One suit went as far as to accuse Match of employing shills to entice members to renew their subscriptions.
These cases were all dismissed or dropped, but the most recent one in 2011 did produce disheartening results (well, disheartening for online daters – the results were great for Match).
To date, Match has been involved in a spate of lawsuits by disgruntled daters, alleging that the vast majority of their member profiles are inactive or outright fake.
For a mere ,000, you get to bypass all those e-hoops the e-dating sites make you e-jump through.
And your date will never know the difference (hopefully).
While we’re on the topic of fake profiles, let’s talk about the rise in scams.
A recent British study found that, in just the United Kingdom alone, online dating scams clobber 230,000 people a year, with a total damage of billion per year.
If you don’t want to click the link, here’s a quick summary of the report: “Use some goddamned common sense.” Okay, so you probably figure you’re neither dumb nor desperate enough to fall for scams like these. Woo hoo, score one victory for the online dater, right? Hailing down on their own parade, Match admitted that the background checks may do little good.