L.A. Affairs: 40something reluctantly joins Plenty of Fish dating site, enters Big Bang territory

L.A. Affairs: 40something reluctantly joins Plenty of Fish dating site, enters Big Bang territory

L.A. Affairs is our weekly column about the current dating scene in and around Los Angeles — and finding romance in a wired world. If you’ve got a story to tell, we want to hear it. We pay $300 per published column. Past columns and submission guidelines are at latimes/laaffairs

Throwing a line into the cyber-fishing pond for a date on a Friday night is as scary as it is (too) easy. I signed up on the dating site Plenty of Fish last year, and while I had my doubts, I was still optimistic about finding my soul mate – otherwise, why do it at all? Just because I’m on the slippery side of 45 doesn’t mean it’s all over for me.

I’d had a 16-year marriage that ended in divorce six years ago, and my 18-year-old daughter was finally off at college. After that, there were others I’d met in real life – a widower, a couple of recently divorced men. Each of them started out optimistically but fizzled when it became apparent that they wanted something different, i.e. younger, thinner, easier, simpler, bustier.

In the 1990 movie White Palace, a young James Spader moves to New York in the finale to declare his love to the much older Susan Sarandon, but in real life, would James really have done that?

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Then my 30-year-old niece told me about a dating site called Plenty of Fish that everyone was on. Continue reading “L.A. Affairs: 40something reluctantly joins Plenty of Fish dating site, enters Big Bang territory”

How to Identify Fake Tinder Profiles – 2022 Guide

How to Identify Fake Tinder Profiles – 2022 Guide

Tinder is the most popular dating site today. It’s a good place for anyone who is looking for a soulmate or true love, but there are also fake profiles and chat bots trying to cheat you out of money, steal your personal information, and cause you emotional damage. If you suspect someone on Tinder is using a fake profile and not who they truly are, follow this guide to check their real identity and protect yourself from romance scams.

Table of contents

  • How to tell if a Tinder profile is fake
  • 1. Social Catfish
  • 2. Spokeo
  • 3. Google Image Search
  • Signs of a fake Tinder profile
  • How to report fake Tinder profiles
  • Conclusion

How to tell if a Tinder profile is fake

Spotting a fake account isn’t that hard. You just need to choose a efficient people search tool and let it verify your prospective date automatically.

1. Social Catfish

Social Catfish is a professional online dating investigative service. With a comprehensive database of public records and advanced facial recognition technology, it enables you to check someone’s real identity easily. You can run a regular search or search by a photo to uncover hidden personal information.

Covering most dating platforms such as Tinder, Match, POF, etc, Social Catfish is the best tool to help people avoid online dating scams. Below is how to to verify a Tinder profile.

1) Visit the Social Catfish search page and choose a search type. You dating in your 40s features can enter a Tinder username or upload an image to start searching.

2) It may take a few seconds to complete the search. Once done, unlock the full report and get useful information you need. Continue reading “How to Identify Fake Tinder Profiles – 2022 Guide”