In the 2019 Book Event, people met to exchange books and to forge connections with people who share the same passion. Attending events is an excellent way to meet someone new. But there’s another method that’s easier and more accessible for anyone with an internet connection – online dating. 

Online dating apps and sites allow us to meet and connect with people from almost anywhere in the world. However, not all people you’ll chance upon online are who they tell you to be; they may not even be real. To avoid wasting time on people who are not even real, here are some tell-tale signs of a poser in the online dating sphere.

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One of the signs that a profile is fake is the lack of photos. Posers know that stealing lots of photos online will be difficult, so they often stick to one to a few pictures with generic poses. Sometimes, their photos may even look like a stock photo! A quick Google reverse image search can help you spot a faker.

Profile

Another tell-tale sign of a poser profile is the lack of details. Yes, sometimes, people would say that putting everything on their profile takes away the fun in the first conversations. But, an empty profile is like an online product marketed without copy – untrustworthy. So, before you even swipe right, check the profile. If it gives out nothing more than the name, steer clear of that account.

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The online dating world connects us to people all around the world. And granted, they may not all be that good in English; however, they’re still unlikely to be that bad in writing. One of the things you should look out for is bad grammar and poor spelling, especially for profiles with an American picture.

Conversation

If the person you’re chatting with avoids video chatting with you, then their profile is likely fake. Generic excuses like weak internet connection and broken cameras are flimsy reasons not to talk with you especially since most people have camera phones.

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There are always dangers in meeting people, be it online or in events. So be aware not to get tangled in a web of lies. Keep your wit and be a smart online dater!

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