Imagine the situation – you are browsing through numerous online profiles hoping to find an appropriate person to start the communication, and finally you find him/her! Everything is just perfect – the profile contains a lot of info about its owner. You seem to share the same interests and hobbies. And you are about to contact him/her, but there is one «tiny» problem – there is no profile photo. Would still contact such a person?
Of course, nowadays the profiles without photos are rather an exception than rule, but they still exist. Why users don’t place the pictures to their profiles? There are a lot of reasons not to do this. First of all online dater may ignore posting his/her photo because of specific job issues, or maybe the user still doubts the safety of online dating. And finally, what if he/she has just created the profile and hasn’t chosen the appropriate picture yet?
However, unfortunately not all users without profile photos have innocent intentions. So, next time when you run into a profile without pictures or the profile that contains only one picture which seems to be taken from a photo stock – just switch on your gut feeling and common sense. Is this profile worth your risk? Keep in mind that scammers also use such profiles. How do you find the idea of becoming a victim of online swindler?
If you still have a strong desire to start the communication with this person – just send him/her an email and find out if there is a real person on the other side of the screen. Be cautious and ignore any money requests – don’t let the frauds walk you round.