How to Recognize Fake Dating Profiles

There are plenty of dating apps that make finding a date or a relationship easier than ever. However, not all apps are equal. Apps like Tinder do not let users speak or video chat, and users must decide whether to give out their personal information or meet in person to get to know them better. It is easy for anyone to create an online dating profile, and sadly, is relatively common. People can easily download pictures and stock images online and create a fictitious online dating profile. In fact, in a 2016 study, Sift Science found that 10% of newly created profiles on dating sites were fake.

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Singles and Online Dating in the 21st Century: How We Got Here

People may think online dating is an independent phenomenon of modern times but there exists a long history of people reaching out to each other outside conventional social interactions before the advent of computers and the Internet. Beginning circa 1690 personals began appearing in local newspapers, stating one’s needs and intentions in attracting a suitable person for companionship or marriage.


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Advice to Single Women: How to Protect Yourself on Dating Apps from Liars, Creeps, and Predators

Although easy and convenient to use—especially from your iPhone or Android device—dating apps contain inherent risks. These range from fake profiles and altered photos, to messages from horny men. Even if women take precautions to safeguard themselves, toxic men are often masters of manipulation, influencing women to let their guard down. The results can be disastrous or deadly.

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How to Create a Picture-Perfect Online Video Dating Profile

When searching for a new job you do all you can to ensure your resumé presents you as hirable. You can look at creating your online video dating profile the same way. You want to attract the right kind of person just as you want to be hired by the right company for the right position. But more than this you want your ideal video dating profile to be accurate, specific, and honest.

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Video Dating: A Flash in the Pan or Here to Stay?

People of a younger generation may not know this but video dating began as far back as the 1980s. Crude VHS tapes were used to create dating profiles to send to potential matches via dating services. Since then startups have made diligent efforts to bring video dating up-to-date on mobile phones.

Now with smartphones being the primary way we communicate online and offline, dating apps are attempting to integrate video into their apps. They’re featuring video profiles and video messaging. Yet they’re hesitant to go whole hog, offering only these one or two video features.

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How to Make a Good Impression When Talking on Dating Apps

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Okay, the first message has winged its way to your match and they’ve responded in kind. Now it’s on! But where do you go next, how do you get to know them, and build a connection that brings you closer while having some fun too?

So, start by asking questions. If your match is already on a roll talking about themselves, listen attentively and you’ll learn a lot. Ask questions as they occur to you. Put some thought into what you’d like to know about this person, like stockpiling ammo (cupid’s arrows in this case!). That will start to win the interest and eventually the heart of your match.

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The Psychology of Online Dating Profiles and How to Improve Yours

Is there a magic formula to succeed in online dating? Many singles get discouraged when they feel they’ve given online dating a good shot and have come up empty-handed. As it has been said, Knowledge is Power. And so, we offer you some discoveries about online dating profiles, and how to improve them to help you achieve the goal of meeting someone just for you.

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The Modern Girl’s Guide to Online Dating

Ladies if you want to succeed at online dating then you’ve got to take the bull by the horns and get pro-active. Don’t wait around for your knight in shining armor to save you from a lack of excitement in your dating life. Instead take charge. To help you maximize your potential for getting the man of your dreams, here are some guidelines on how to proceed.

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Interracial Relationships Gain A High Profile With The Royal Wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Meghan Markle officially joined the Royal Family of the House of Windsor on May 19, 2018 marrying Prince Harry, who is sixth in line to the throne. What is especially propitious about this royal union is Meghan, now known as the Duchess of Sussex, is bi-racial, the first such mixed-race British royal.

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Dispelling the Myth of Profile Photos

On an online dating app, the first or second thing you do once you’ve registered is to upload a profile photo. But did you know nearly 100% of members reject any photo, which does not clearly reflect the subject’s face? Full-body pics will not pass the smell test and are considered unattractive. It does seem natural we’d want to inspect “the goods” up close, so it all makes sense from a personal perspective.

Can You Read Between the Pixels?

Singles on a dating app can be quite savvy in reading a face clearly portrayed in a photo. The expression in a person’s eyes will tell you a lot about them. Are they soulful, empathic, a go-getter, lively and spirited? Other characteristics such as an outgoing nature, steadiness of character, and a sense of worth can also be detected when looking at a photo.


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Conversation Starters: What to Ask on A First Date

Sweaty palms and a pounding heart? Does that sound like you before a first date? Feel you can’t cope, afraid of being tongue-tied? Not having met your first date in a real-life setting is a major drawback of online dating. But when you use a video dating app like Zepeel it takes virtually all the guesswork out of what your match is like IRL.

Using the app’s video platform, you’ll discover what they look like (no fake profiles with a video clip), sound and talk like, their personality characteristics, and body language. Yet it’s still a good idea to prepare some first-date questions to ease into a conversational flow now that you’ve met IRL. Bearing this in mind we’ll go over a list of questions designed to tease out your date’s personality and values.

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The Art of First Date Conversations: 8 Questions to Hone Your Skills

Let’s say you’re on a first date after meeting on an online dating app. You seem to have a lot in common already, but as they say ‘the proof is in the pudding’.

Sitting across from each other you’ve asked some of the standard questions: where are they from, what do they do for a living, did they go to college and what was their major? Some or all of these questions may have already been asked on a dating app like Zepeel.

Zepeel is an avant-garde online dating app with a video-based platform. By using all of its features from a video profile, to text messaging, video messaging, and a first-of-its-kind live video chat, what do you do for conversation now?


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