Online Dating ? How To Avoid Faked Photos

One of the great things about online dating is the ability to read the profiles of hundreds of people in the peace and quiet of your own home. You can scan for key interests and age groups in perfect anonymity without expressing your preferences "in public".

However, you are often relying on the honesty of the other person to make your search a worthwhile one.

Obviously, when out in pubs and bars, this is still an issue, and lets be honest, who hasn't embellished their jobs and social life story at least a tiny bit to impress that prospective date.

So, online dating can solve that problem ? but it does sometimes bring up another issue ? the less than honest profile photos.

Unlike in a real world bar or pub, you are relying on the honesty of the photo that the other person has uploaded to their web site.

A lot of people will try to take the most flattering photo possible ? and who can blame them for that!

However, there are those who will pull out a computer graphics program and deliberately lie about their appearance by making subtle modifications to their appearance. Even worse, are those people who steal other peoples photos and use them ? not only is this fraud, we would be rightly concerned about meeting people who would consider doing that.

So, how do we avoid these pitfalls with online dating.

One great way that is now starting to take off is webcam chatting via dating web sites.

It is practically impossible to modify your appearance via an online live webcam chat service and it really does offer a fantastic way of meeting people for a few minutes in the safety of your own home before you decide to meet up in the scary "real world".

By using dating web sites to manage your webcam chat you also gain the added level of privacy in that that website should hide your IP address and physical location ? something which would not be possible if you chatted directly with the person.

This can be important if you are just dipping your toe in the world of online dating and want to protect your privacy ? while still letting people see who you are and what interests you have.

In summary, webcams offer an exciting and safe new way of online dating that offers security and honesty in both parties.

Ian Mansfield is a staff writer at http://www.mand8.com a large gay dating site that offers secure and anonymous webcam chatting services.

Blind Date

Very few singles have ever gone through life without having a friend, relative or coworker... Read More

7 Tips to Dating Online in Safety

Dating online can be great fun, stimulating and exciting. So let's first get it into... Read More

The Right Dating Strategy

So, you have decided to do it. Get out there to the cyber space and... Read More

Online Dating Safety

Online dating safety warning signs.Online dating is a brilliant and increasingly popular way to meet... Read More

8 Deadly Dating Mistakes To Avoid!

Are you dating or in a serious relationship? Did you realize that very often we... Read More

Online Dating 101 - Online Dating Basics

Online Dating 101 by Kevin KogerFeeling like there's something that's just not quite there yet... Read More

A Date With A Stranger

Well, I have decided to move forward once again. I have had two relationships that... Read More

Ways to Say I Love You in Another Language

Have you been looking for romantic and provocative ways to say "I Love You" to... Read More

Public Displays of Affection: How to Fake It

You see it all the time, and it makes you want to puke. You're telling... Read More

Long Distance Dating: Romantic or Frantic?

It sounds like something out of a fairy tale. She's in Los Angeles: he's in... Read More

Take Your Time

How long do you think it takes to really get to know someone to the... Read More

Things To Avoid At Your First Date

Finally, after a year of mending a broken heart, you come out of your shell... Read More

Use The Boyfriending Technique To Get The Girl

In order for a typical woman to have sex with a man, she must have... Read More

Does Online Dating Work?

Dating Online is currently the Internets biggest craze, and its here to stay! But does... Read More

Dating Tips: The First Impression Matters

Ever had a love at first sight encounter? Totally captured by her beauty the first... Read More

Use This Rule To Survive A Loss

The intent of this article was to ease any trauma caused by break ups or... Read More

Basic SMS Tips for Picking Up the Women of Your Dreams

I don't know if the craze of SMS has caught on around the world but... Read More

Saying What You Really Want To Say

Have you ever been talking to someone you are interested in dating and wished you... Read More

Internet Dating - Introduction

So you're single. And you don't want to be single any longer. Welcome to the... Read More

Impress Your Date: Proper Grooming Tips For Him

So you have scored the date, she has agreed to go out with you. Now... Read More

Dress for Dating Success: Clothes to Attract the Man of Your Dreams

In order to attract the man of your dreams, it helps to dress in a... Read More

The First Impression is a Lasting Impression

The first date is the most apprehensive, nerve wreaking event in the beginning of any... Read More

No More Desperation Dating

When you think about what you find attractive in a person, what comes to mind?... Read More

Are You Dating a Potential Cheater?

Most single woman seeking a committed relationship would rather avoid dating men who are likely... Read More

Christian Dating Service and Dating Services

A Christian dating service can help single Christians meet one another and find companionship that... Read More

Why Attractive Women Meet Me Online..

Why attractive women meet men online.It's a common question that any men ask themselves when... Read More

5 Quick Ways to Find Your Next Date

Overwhelmed with family, school, work and volunteer obligations, woman are turning to online dating or... Read More

From Friend To Boyfriend

One of the most frequent questions I am asked is "How do I go from... Read More

Good Places to Meet Excellent Men

So, you're convinced that you have zero opportunities to meet men.Are you stuck in an... Read More

If You Want A Date, Promote Yourself!

How to find a date? Promote yourself! That's one of the key you should consider.... Read More

From Pen Pal Romance to Online Dating

While dating in person usually starts with physical attraction, dating online or pen pal romance... Read More

Use Dating To Your Benefit

The easy way to date is really by empowering yourself. This unconventional approach is based... Read More

When it Comes to Multicultural Dating The Most Important Ingredient is Love

Have you been only dating people from your own ethnic background, to find that no... Read More

Why Date Someone You Wouldnt Have As Your Friend?

Sometimes in dating we so often settle for people that we would not normally have... Read More

8 Steps to Scoring Big in a Bar

If you're single, you've probably gone to a singles bar at some point in your... Read More

Online Dating

The online dating world today can be a confusing place to be. As more people... Read More

The Law of Large Numbers

It is often said that sales is a numbers game. The more people we contact,... Read More

Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places?

You've hung out in bars, you've answered the personals, you've maxed out the plastic trolling... Read More

Friday Night Fitness Dates

Close your eyes and imagine this romantic setting: an intimate picnic on the beach, you... Read More

Should You Consider an Internet Romance?

Carly's quest in finding a suitable partner for marriage seemed impossible. She found the singles... Read More

Online Dating -- Facts About Your Online Profile

Times are changing and online dating is becoming a more and more popular way of... Read More

Healing the Midlife Love Crisis

All I wanted was to fall in love and live happily ever after. The End.Except... Read More

The Dating Game

Why is it some people look at dating as a game while other look at... Read More

Im Looking for Mr. Right, Am I Too Picky?

Many of my clients that I coach are single and looking for that one perfect... Read More

Meeting Women: Surefire Spots To Get Dates

The first thing I want to do immediately is to give you a CONCRETE, STEP... Read More

Oops, I Did It Again

Oops! I did it again!So you are licking your wounds. Your relationship came to a... Read More

How to Find the Background of Your Online Date

The popularity of online dating has increased dramatically over the past few years. While most... Read More

How Did Online Dating Become So Popular?

SpeedTry to picture what used to happen earlier in the days when people had to... Read More

How to Get a Girl to Like You

We've all had that special woman in our lives. You know... the one with the... Read More

What You Must Know About Dating a Non Christian

Inevitably, when the topic of dating comes up among Christian teens, the question that always... Read More