Hardly a sophisticated scammer, and Chris saw the writing on the wall immediately.
However, hundreds of lonely South Africans are being taken daily for thousands of rands, by their “sweathearts” whom they met online.
Another popular finding is that we’re attracted to people who look or behave most like our parents.
From a value for money perspective, internet dating is a sure way to save.
“Online dating will connect you with far more people than you could ever meet in a night out,” says Patrick Mackay of Lets Meet, “you literally get to window shop thousands of people.” It’s also easier to approach someone online – if they fail to respond, you can walk away largely unscathed by rejection. This depends on both your financial situation and what you’re looking for.
If you simply want a bit of harmless fun and to meet new people, then a free subscription might be for you.
Imagine how simple it would be if we could swab the person in question, put some chemicals on that piece of cotton and find out if he or she is The One. Maybe we should ask ourselves if he/she smells good. We can’t help it because it’s in our genes – we are genetically programmed to sniff out the perfect partner by the subtle body scents that person gives out.
Research shows that women choose men who smell differently from their own genetic makeup to ensure healthy babies.
If you’re a fan of the many forensic programmes on TV, you know that science is good at providing straight Yes/No answers.