that's a whole 1 in 6 of internet users over the age of 18. The latest survey on UK online dating from Comscore reveals that over 7.6 million of us visited a dating app or site in June 2019...
This warning applies to men as much as women, because there have been reports of men being lured into situations where they were robbed (or worse) by multiple parties simply because they didn’t think they personally had to worry about meeting someone dangerous online.
Let’s face it, navigating online dating is a whole 'nother ballgame these days, and there are a bunch of different options and boastings on offer from the best dating apps. An endless roster of actively seeking singles (even ones with really niche preferences) are accessible on your commute, and profiles are swamped with Uber ratings, food preferences and requests that we follow these complete strangers on Instagram (like we weren't going to stalk you anyway).
And we're not in it for a few swipes then tapping out, either, with the average dating app user spending 191 minutes of their precious time searching.
However, this information will generally be limited to personality details and interests rather than financial information or anything that might be useful to someone wishing to steal your identity.
A popular scam involves sites that ask you to create a profile specifically to mine your information.