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Meeting Mr. Darling

Since I am still single in my fifties, you could say that I’ve never really mastered the art of relationships. As an English teacher who loves British rock music and Jane Austen, I read voraciously. 1,764 more words

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Match.com Lothario cons woman out of her retirement savings

A New Jersey woman lost her retirement savings after she fell for a phony Match.com cutie.

The woman cashed out her IRA, sending the funds to somebody who turned out to be a crook. 1,038 more words

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Beware: Your Match.com Crush Probably Doesn't Love You If He's Asking For $86,000

You might not be able to mend a broken heart or get back any money you sent to the object of your affection under the mistaken illusion that he/she loved you, but that’s why we’re here, to learn from the unfortunate lessons served on others before you’re tempted to say, wire someone you met on a dating site $86,000.

Phishing with Naked Women and Romantic Lures

“To see naked pictures of Carla Bruni click here”.

Don’t feel bad if you were tempted to follow the link. At the G20 conference in Paris in 2011, almost all those attending clicked on an attachment included with the above email. 1,283 more words

Man Sends $70K To Online Suitor, Sues OKCupid For Not Warning Him Of Dating Dangers

Sometimes, when love is in the air, it’s like nothing matters — eating, sleeping… keeping an eye on your bank account and making sure not to send a bunch of money to someone you’ve never met. 378 more words