Catfishing

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Violet warns, ” I recently signed up for a senior dating service because it’s hard at 60ish to meet someone…

I fell hook, line & sinker for this handsome man. With the COVID-19 stay at home order, not meeting up wasn’t in question. As our conversations continued, I began getting red flags. I ignored the first two but then it hit! He was needing $20,000 to get licenses for a contract he was bidding on.

DONE!!! Heartbroken.

Luckily, I didn’t totally ignore those red flags and did some research.

I don’t want other women to fall victim. Thank God I had set up some rules!!

1. Always meet in public for the first few dates. 2. Do not share your address 3. NO personal information 4. DO NOT give them any kind of gift card or especially any money. 5. Don’t be naive.

If they tell you they have feelings for you in the first few dates/conversations. Run!”

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17 thoughts on “Catfishing”

  1. Ladies you deserve the BEST! Dont fall ever for a man asking you to lend them $$$$$$! Years ago I warned my young nieces if a boy cant take you to McDonalds and buy you a cheeseburger or take you to a movie ……..RUN!

    1. I have encountered more scammers than real men on the dating sites I’ve been on. The stories are the same, the characters change. Do your due diligence by researching the tell tale signs of scammers/catfishers. I now call them on their story and within minutes, they disappear off the site.

    2. Been there, after a 30 year marriage ended and I took the plunge into dating site, luckily I didn’t fall for the money angle, but I was naive enough to think someone was interested, when they were just cat fishing and that wounded me all over again. Did finally find a good, decent man and we’ve been together 12 years.

    3. I met a “normal guy” on dating site, seemed like a good ol’ boy. He moved fast, gave me a “gold” necklace and wanted to get married. He proposed with his mother’s diamond, a beautiful ring. He moved in and quickly became king of my castle, except he wasn’t helping much with $. One day I asked him for a little more help, maybe pick-up the electric bill or cable- his response “give me 30 days and I’ll move out”…. I was shocked, hurt and angry. The ring came off right away and he was gone shortly after. He has called many times to get back…. my advice, take it very slow… eventually the truth comes out, and just maybe the guy will be for real…but yes the red flags are the ones who push for a lot quickly.

  2. I’m 57, single working woman. I don’t date for the same reason.
    I will NOT give any man,
    any money.
    I will not be any man’s sex toy! There is more to a relationship than sex.
    Men!! Sheesh! I’d rather be alone!

  3. Great advice. It’s pathetic that these thieves prey on people like this, but it’s real. Thank you for reminding us.

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