It would seem that there’s a new scam running.
On dating sites.
Twice now, I was approached by somebody on the site. One looked like a decent prospect, the other one did not have a picture – just of a dog.
Then the e mails started.
Long, rambling missives about their lives and how they are in the states at the moment, but will be finishing whatever they’re busy with, to retire and wanting to settle in SA. All about love, and having seen something in my face or some such shit. The language was not what I would have expected from somebody that’s been living in the States all their lives, regardless of how bad the education system was. Maybe I was wrong, maybe that’s the way men speak in the States. I doubt it though.
Lucky for me, I’m of the more intelligent persuasion, and can smell a rat from a goodly distance – apparently even over cyber space. So I have not been plagued since.
What I would like to know though is WHY? Why would you pick a woman from a dating site and try and use her for your own gain? What do you hope to gain from something like that? A flight ticket? An exotic holiday? A place to stay while you suck the woman dry? Are you actually looking for actual romance across the world?
Why do this?
Why tell somebody what they might like to hear, have them reciprocate and be a hoax?
Is nothing sacred anymore?
Do the lonely people on dating sites all over the world now have to deal with these charlatains too? People that is unscrupulous enough to use their loneliness against them. people that does not hesitate to use the already vulnerable for their own gain? Or whatever nefarious reasons they have for picking whoever they pick. As if the usual bunch of frogs is not enough, you have to seperate the top scum from the bottom scum!!
In all the years I’ve been on dating sites this is actually the first time this has happened.
They did not catch me, but how many other women do they catch? how many seriously lonely, depressed and thrown away women fall for these stories, accept them at face value and do what they can to find somebody to love?
How dare they prey on the weak and vulnerable!
And more so. How dare they think me so sad and lonely that I will fall for everything a pretty face tells me?
Apparently the dating game just got a lot worse…