I must have been vulnerable. I fell in. It was three weeks total. I would never online date again. Another web dater, who also asked that his identity be withheld, is a 52-year-old single man who told m how he clicked with a woman who.
Every day for about a month, they would talk for hours on the phone, constantly exchanging emails and photos. It wasnt until they arranged an in-person meeting that his cyber-crush claimed emergency after emergency each, she said, prevented her from traveling.
Laurie Davis, author of Love at First Click: The Ultimate Guide to Online Dating, explained why the older population is at greater risk for being scammed. They are not reading the red flags because theyre not using Facebook and Twitter as a digital lifestyle.
Out of the 50-and-over demographic, women tend to be more targeted by online dating scammers. A February 2013 FBI press release points to women as the most preyed upon population of online daters. Their (cyber criminals) most common targets are women over 40, who are.
Being in love online is fallacy. Youre in love with a fantasy. The problem with the digital age is that you have fake friends/romances. Unless youre spending significant time with this person in real life, its not real.
Fox m Reporter and FOX411 host Diana Falzone covers celebrity news and interviews some of today's top celebrities and newsmakers. You can follow her on Twitter @dianafalzone.