Also, if the photo on the profile is suggestive in any way, (and you’re not on an alternative lifestyle or friends-with-benefits site, which by the way, are loaded with fake profiles) or looks like a modeling picture from a magazine, just be aware that there is a high probability that it’s a fake. Unfortunately, there is no surefire way to get these fakers to stop contacting you.

It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.

Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.

Do report a fake profile to your online dating service, it’s at least a step in the right direction—you’ll be helping out by not letting the next guy or girl be faked out.

If a lot of their profile says, “ask me,” or says very little at all, it’s probably a fake.

Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.

You Get What You Pay For It seems the “free” membership sites tend to be the ones most likely to have more fake profiles on them.

is one that can tell you if the person is who she says she is, and if she has a criminal history.

Read That Profile Another way to spot a fake is to really check out their profile.

If a single you’ve contacted can’t answer basic questions, just gives you one or two-word answers, or gets angry that you’ve questioned if they’re legitimate or not, then move on.