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Online Dating help

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    d7z46t
    d7z46t
    Participant
    January 7, 2020 at 1:08 pm #227410
    Online Dating help

    Hello. Was on OKCupid. Girl had one (non glam) photo and a brief description. She had answered a good number of questions. I liked her post and she put a like on mine. Sent quick intro saying I liked her brevity and that I was hoping to learn more about her. Her response was “… I would likE to learn more about u. What is ‘your pHone #?” (Kept her spelling and punctuation intact.). So, what is the scam? If there is one. Was going to say I wasn’t comfortable exchanging numbers so quickly. Anyone have thoughts?

    dashingscorpio
    dashingscorpio
    Participant
    January 8, 2020 at 1:43 pm #227522

    Sounds like a bait and switch scam of some kind.

    There are a lot of pimps and escort services who use (free) online dating services to find “tricks”/customers.
    It’s also possible you’re dealing with a “catfish” whose goal is to get you to send (her) money.
    These people spend up the courtship process (online), professing their love, and soon start asking for financial help.

    Most women {are not in a rush to exchange phone numbers with men} they haven’t had much communication with!
    Normally there is an exchange within the dating site’s instant messaging and email features for a little while.

    Having said that even if she isn’t looking for “customers” you should avoid dealing with people who are incompatible.
    Clearly she is borderline illiterate which may explain why her profile was very brief.

    If I were you I’d pass on this opportunity and would not give her my phone number or even personal email address.
    Should you desire to explore use tools within the site.

    d7z46t
    d7z46t
    Participant
    January 8, 2020 at 8:30 pm #227547

    Thanks for the advice. Told the other person I wasn’t comfortable. Best to be safe. Appreciate you all putting in your thoughts.

    jmarkey
    jmarkey
    Participant
    January 10, 2020 at 6:53 pm #227664

    Yes, be careful. If she doesn’t call or refuses to video chat with you, it’s a scam. And don’t ever send money to her. Tell her that you’re not comfortable in exchanging numbers with her for now. If she persists or ignores you, move on.

    jimston77
    jimston77
    Participant
    January 11, 2020 at 10:45 am #227669

    Seems fishy to me.

    frankt
    frankt
    Participant
    January 12, 2020 at 1:33 am #227682

    Asking for phone numbers that fast is not good. I would not give out that kind of information that fast to someone who i haven’t even met yet.

    • This reply was modified 1 week, 3 days ago by frankt frankt.