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However, of those who take action, many choose to block messages (36 percent) or stop using the dating website or application altogether (35 percent).
Interestingly, the majority of Australians find it hard to identify scammers (56 percent) and nearly 60 percent of Australians would like website/app owners to take more ownership for protecting them from the dangers of online dating.
What happened is she has been left with a broken heart and a bad taste in her mouth after realising he was nothing more than a scammer.
Ronnie, who asked for her surname not to be revealed, is one of the lucky ones.
The study's authors sifted through decades of research about what makes people romantically compatible.
"It is very very difficult, if not impossible, to predict initial chemistry using variables assessed before two people meet each other," said study co-author Paul Eastwick, an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
RONNIE is smart, attractive and one of the last people you would expect to fall prey to a scammer on a dating website.Reassuringly, catfishing – being tricked into a romantic online relationship with someone who has a fake online identity – was rarely encountered in Australia (12 percent) and almost half (48 percent) realised they were a victim at the point when the other person refused to meet them in person.“Online dating can be a fantastic service for those seeking a relationship, but large online communities also make them an attractive target for scammers,” said Melissa Dempsey, Senior Director, Norton Business Unit, Asia Pacific and Japan, Symantec.Sydney, AUSTRALIA – 14 February, 2017 – Nearly 70 percent of Australian online daters have had a negative online dating experience and put their safety and personal information at risk, according to new research from Norton by Symantec.The Norton Online Dating Survey reveals that while more than one in four people who try online dating successfully meet someone as a result, many online daters had been the targets of scams and fake identities with scammers using online dating as a way to trick people into handing over money or entering a false relationship.