You’ve met a great guy or gal online. You’re about to meet in person. How do you know if they’re who they say they are?
If you’ve been dating online for more than 3 months it’s likely that you’ve met someone in person who didn’t match their profile in some way. Maybe they’re shorter than they said. Or older. Maybe they used a picture from 15 years ago… before they put on 40 pounds etc etc. Men and women are both guilty.
In the world of the internet – where there’s a problem, there’s usually a solution not far behind. Two websites have been created to help the honest people fight back.
On True Dater you can submit comments about people you have met on 5 specified dating sites. You can also do a search of a user name to see if anyone else has written a review. You do have to be a free member to use this function.
Opinity is an ‘online reputation service’ where you can review online daters and/or people you bought products from via online auctions. You can also see what’s been written about you! You need to register as a free member to access the full report on any search.
Both sites are fairly new so I don’t know how many daters have been rated.
I’ve even heard of people using online background search services before travelling a long distance to meet a potential love they’ve met online. If you’ve got a nagging doubt, it never hurts to check it out.
In my experience, most people are honest. I’ve only met one… well two (and that’s a whole other story) who didn’t tell the truth about little things. It sure would be easier if people just told the truth…