The scams are pathetically transparent, yet invariably when I look at the profile I see they've hooked quite few guys who have accepted the friend requests, and I always wonder: are so many guys so desperate that they'll accept friend requests from anyone with a hot chick in a bikini as the profile pic?
I was personally thrilled by the ultimatum given to the company by hackers, because them offering illicit escapades to a married person having marriage trouble is like offering wine to an alcoholic.
I really got into the quizzes that members could take. Ok Cupid prides themselves on the ability to match people based on responses to their surveys.
Everyone is drinking, peering into their screens and swiping on the faces of strangers they may have sex with later that evening. “Ew, this guy has Dad bod,” a young woman says of a potential match, swiping left.
I've been on Facebook for quite a number of years—long enough to know that random girls who send me friend requests on Facebook are really far more likely to be middle-aged men running networks of fake “dating” sites registered in Russia or Cyprus and running on servers in Kiev. The profile pic is a bikini picture or a bathroom selfie in a skimpy dress.
The Facebook page is either nothing but hot photos or hot photos with one text entry saying something like “"Chillin with my friends tonight! If you accept the friend request, you'll sooner or later get a Facebook message like “I'm looking for some sexy fun check out my naked pics ;) ;) go here ” followed by a Google or Bitly shortlink.
An online dating service is a company that provides specific mechanisms (generally websites or applications) for online dating through the use of Internet-connected personal computers or mobile devices.
Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.