The figures reveal that online dating fraud in the UK is on the rise, with a 33% increase in fraud cases in 2014* compared to 2013** and costing the UK public £34 million compared to £24.5 million in the previous year.
There is also a significant rise in reported fraud cases from April 2014 to May 2014, suggesting that in the blissful wake of Valentine’s Day people may become more susceptible to romance scams, letting their heart rule their head.
The figures also demonstrate exactly how and where fraudsters are choosing to exploit their victims.
I hope that a few of these will surprise you – as they surprised me too – and some will make you laugh. Best first date: have a drink somewhere, and maybe dinner afterwards. On the first date a restaurant is always a good choice, surveys show that Italian restaurants are the most preferred on these occasions. Most important to people in an online profile are the’About me’ (55%) and the ‘Pictures’ section (45%). In the UK the volume of Google searches on mobile phones about dating grew by more than 200% year by year since 2008. 36% of adults admit that they broke up with someone because of their looks – out of this: 31% of men and 12% of women dumped their partner because they were overweight. There are about 3 million first dates every day on the whole world. The 3 main reasons of break-ups: 1: lost interest, 2: distance, 3: cheating. 56% of all adults claim to have an unhappy sex life. 5,4% of adult people die without ever getting married. Chinese people use online dating sites the most (aound 140 million people) – more than the rest of the world combined. e Harmony and are two of the most known dating sites on the whole world. Some surveys in the USA state the average age of an online dater is 48 years, meanwhile other statistics show that nearly 50% of all online daters aged between 18-34 – I guess this latter one is much closer to the truth. About 52% of online daters are male, 48% are female – so we definitely can’t say it is a sausage fest :)! The statistics issued by the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau (NFIB) show the UK public lost £34 million to ‘romance’ fraudsters in 2014, a 33% increase in fraud cases in compared to 2013.Get Safe Online and Action Fraud are urging people to be careful with not just your heart but also your safety, if you do online dating.Here are 16 scary statistics of online dating to put the world of online dating into perspective when it comes to the reality of the person behind that profile.1. About one-third of online daters do not upload a profile picture to their online dating profile.Sorry, but we don’t judge our potential mates on personality alone.2.