One site owner referred to these practices as “black hat dating.”“There is a lot of tricky stuff that people do out there that most people don’t know about,” said David Evans, who started the profile editing service Profile Doctor in 2002 and now writes the blog Online Dating Insider and consults for dating startups.
The industry has been dominated by a few giants for about a decade: e Harmony and Match.com, which each claim 20 million members.
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According to her online dating profile, she is 5’8” with blue eyes and dark brown hair.
Please read the Agreement carefully before registering for TCC service.“High quality Gays adult dating profiles for sale with multiplay photos located in USA, United Kingdom, Canada and other countries,” the offer states.At the time of writing, Sale Dating Profiles was having a 75-percent-off spring sale.They sell bulk packages of profiles that seem to include a fair number of actual singles alongside somewhat more questionable Russian beauties, Nigerian bankers and half-empty profiles, which sometimes sell for less than a dime a dozen.Betabeat emailed 208 men and women whose profiles are being sold on Sale Dating Profiles. Only five people responded, none of whom knew their profiles were for sale.