Romance and dating
Scammers will pose under the disguise of beautiful pictures as either male or female claiming to be from the United States.
The scammer weaves a story of a successful business person working over seas, having no family; they present themselves as a thoughtful, caring and loving individual who is looking for their soul mate.
The most commonly mentioned places were clubs, bars, pubs, social events and friends’ parties.
The workplace and university was frequently mentioned as well.
Dating is a stage of romantic or sexual relationships in humans whereby two or more people meet socially, possibly as friends or with the aim of each assessing the other's suitability as a prospective partner in a more committed intimate relationship or marriage.
Soon after, she started getting texts from someone claiming to represent the Ohio Police Department stating they have verified the identity of the man she was talking to and confirmed he “is a good person and that it is OK to resume dating him.” That’s when she knew it was a ruse.
Internet dating platforms were only mentioned once as a means for meeting potential partners.
Nevertheless, none would go out with the intention of meeting ‘the one’ but with hopes, however, of meeting new people.
The following study was conducted within the context of the 2012 Erasmus Summer School in Scotland.
The aim of the research was to gain insight into the differences and similarities in the area of dating and romantic relationships.With the use of modern technology, people can date via telephone or computer or meet in person.