One well-intentioned friend started the melee, suggesting that I join an online-dating service being that I'm a digital kind of guy. Below is an overview of each: Your dating profile — including photos — can remain visible after cancelling the account.
A member in the opposite camp volleyed back — signing up takes forever. I was about to ask how the person rebutting knew that. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) is all over this. In the post "Six Heartbreaking Truths about Online Dating Privacy", Rainey Reitman points out the areas of concern for my pro-online-dating friends. It seems lots of people have a change of heart and decide to reactivate their account.
Social media, and particularly Facebook, is very popular with scammers seeking to contact targets.
Last year 4,100 Australians contacted the commission's Scamwatch service to report dating and romance swindles and more than AUS million (€18m) was lost, the largest sum for any type of scam in Australia.
After a failed marriage, the 48-year-old Ayr, Ontario resident was looking for her second chance at romance.
Rosanna joined the dating website ‘Match.com’ and met a man who called himself Marc Campbell.
Love may be in the air this week, but St Valentine's Day is also peak time for scamming lonely hearts for money, an Australian government body has warned.
When Rosanna Leeman went online she hoped that the Internet would help her find love and a new partner.
Many dating services off-load photo storage to Content Delivery Networks. But, removing the photo from the main website didn't always remove it from the Content Delivery Network.
This means that Content Delivery Networks can maintain caches of sensitive photos even after users "delete" them, leaving photos vulnerable to being rediscovered or even hacked in the future." Vulnerabilities exist, particularly among mobile dating sites.
Anyone can go online, set up a profile and start surfing the web for someone interesting.
You can flirt without the awkwardness of seeing someone face to face and if there is no love spark, you can hit delete and carry on. Many of us know couples who met online and went on to have meaningful relationship.
You can try all you want to anonymize your profile, but if there's identifying information associated with a picture you upload, it's all over. There is one area you should be concerned about — that is the selling of supposedly sanitized databases to third-party marketing firms.