December 11, 2016

Online Dating – Are they being Truthful?

It’s not unusual for men and women to consider online dating in hopes of finding a love interest or potential partner but are they being truthful?

The number of computer dating sites and phone apps available today has exploded over the years and so has the freedom of finding a potential date, boyfriend/girlfriend, lover or friend just by simply clicking a button or swiping right.

Online dating has become so popular in Canada that one in every four couples have actually met online. Some have fairy tale endings but many men and women have been misrepresenting themselves to seem more attractive to others. The internet has created incredible new opportunities for dishonesty and fraud.

Some people invest days, weeks or months of their valuable time to chatting online or speaking on the phone in the hopes of finding Mr. or Ms. Right.  Then poof, all of a sudden, without notice, you get a red flag! Might be something they said, it could be a picture they’ve uploaded to their profile that doesn’t resemble their appearance or a small lie about why they had to cancel your first coffee date.

If something seems fishy, then listen to your gut.

It is a valuable skill to notice whether people are being truthful, and it’s a skill you can refine just by paying closer attention and being more curious. It’s hard to fully trust someone who you are just “getting to know”.

Nowadays, both women and men are scoping out their potential suitors using search engines and social media websites.


  • You’ve exchanged three emails and he’s already calling you “baby”. You might be thinking that there’s a chance Cupid has hit him with an arrow and you’ve made a connection. Chances are he’s calling everyone baby.
  • His profile picture is of a boat, a celebrity or a beach. He’s most likely hiding something, could be a girlfriend or worse, a wife.
  • He’s taking topless selfies but never shows his face. Anyone who uses a picture of their naked torso to advertise themselves as a potential mate is hoping you’ll be so distracted by their abs you won’t notice anything else.
  • They never provide a cell phone number, his last name or never commits to meeting off line. My guess is, he doesn’t want you to know who he is. He could be a scammer and is looking for private information collected over time online or he might be already in a relationship and is looking for an online friend.

If you’ve answered “yes” to any of the these signs, you may need the help of a licensed Private Investigator.

Premiere Investigations can help with a background check on your potential love interest. A successful relationship is built on trust so let us do your due diligence and find out if they are who they claim to be.

Don’t be scammed by someone that has tweaked their profiles to look better. Take advantage of our services before someone takes advantage of you.

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