You can easily fake a profile but not a credit card, so dating sites require members to use a credit card to verify their identity.So if you want to know which one is safe to talk to and which isn't you just need to filter those who are verified/trusted members.

The pick-up line "I am not interested in games or drama" cracks the top 20, which sounds legitimate enough, but so does "having past events shape your life is one thing carrying the past as a burden that sits heavily upon your shoulders is not the way i view life."There are millions of scam online dating accounts created each month, says Scamalytics co-founder Dan Winchester.

His company, which he founded in 2011, detects up to 250,000 per month, and was born out of a healthy combination of necessity and self-interest. The increase in online dating scammers, he says, has grown in step with the popularity of the sites and apps themselves.“As with all dating services, there came a point that it hit the radar of the scammers, and it suddenly became overrun.

The most popular con-man profile text in the UK, for example is “so please i want you to get back to me here with your email address so that i can send you my pictures so get back to me thanks.” Hard to imagine swiping right on that.

Quantity of text isn’t a great indicator, says Winchester, in part because of the growing popularity of bots.

create username and password and click "VERIFY ME FREE " ​​​2.

Fill out the card page for age and citizenship verification then click the "GET FULL ACCESS FREE NOW"​ 3.

Geographical mismatches are also bad signs, such as someone claiming to be in Brooklyn when their IP address points to the other side of the planet.

Scamalytics also keeps track of the most popular pick-up lines used by online dating scammers.

And if you replace “collect an inheritance” with “find true love,” they’re an increasing menace for dating apps and services. But they are an increasingly important front for criminals, who in turn use increasingly sophisticated methods to snare their marks, and take them for whatever they can.