The 5 examples to spot scammers on OkCupid and Tinder will help ensure that your online dating experience is smooth and you spend more time in finding the perfect person rather than the perfect bot. Visiting the 10 Most Successful Tinder Bio Examples for Guys may help you achieve that quickly as well.
Bots have taken over the internet, as they are a cheap and effective, even if widely slated, method of online advertising. In the old days it was easy to figure out if you were conversing with a bot, mainly because they had only been fed a few lines which they would repeat over and over, no matter what you said. For example, when the most stunning blonde in the world added me on MSN (yes, the really old days) I could not believe my luck. But even as a 13-year-old desperate for any interaction with the opposite sex, my bubble had burst. A “what are you doing?” would garner the reply, “It’s so hot today, I’ve decided not to wear any clothes.” A “where do you study?” would be responded with “It’s so hot today, I’ve decided not to wear any clothes.” And thus my dream was shattered.
However, scammers have gotten with the times and developed bots that can often fool even the most intelligent among us, so hormonal thirteen-year-olds have little chance of surviving in such a world. Right now, bots actually outnumber humans on the internet. Now they can adapt to the conversations taking place by remembering even the tiny inconsequential details mentioned by you and incorporating them in their responses.
The thing is, bots are rarely malicious. They don’t look to transmit viruses into your computers. They mainly try to get you to sign up for some of their websites or redirect you to porn, and there are worst fates you could face. Sometimes, they can end up costing you money, as shown by this report from the Metro. Ironically, the method chosen to scam people was by asking them to sign up in order to determine that whoever they were talking to was a real person. All the links signed them up to a porn site which had a subscription fee of over £90. They’re definitely an annoyance, especially when they interfere in your romantic conquests. How would it feel to spend days and weeks wooing a person, only to realize they were a program?
With over 50 million monthly users, Tinder is a breeding ground for bots. Often, dating websites introduce their own bots in order to maintain the perception that the male-female ratio is equal. On the other hand, bots often prefer dating websites because of the greater chances of communication that emerge, both due to the design of the app and the number of people using it.
On apps like Tinder and OkCupid, you may swipe right on someone who you think would be a good match. The conversation begins and then, just when you think this should proceed to the next level, your lover sends you the most romantic message of all: asking you to sign up for some website or newsletter.
Thanks to the internet, people have come up with several successful methods to avoid being scammed and wasting their time. We have chosen some of the most popular and successful ones, which are naturally most often recommended, so let start with our 5 examples to spot scammers on OkCupid and Tinder!