And she was full of questions, about him and about online dating in general.

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Scammers almost never delete their profiles themselves, in spite of what they might tell you, only get kicked out - They are often paid (or golden) members on the expensive paid dating services - They try to sneak their e-mail address into profile and put it onto their photos - They don't answer your questions and seem not to read your letters - If they changed your name in the greeting, their letters could be actually sent to any man - They talk about Russian men being alcoholics and not knowing how to treat women - They don't respond to conversation and their letters are monologs about themselves and their everyday life - Their letters are usually quite monotonous, boring and don't make much sense, until it comes to money subject. - Their English is not consistent: one letter may be written in excellent English, another again with online translator - They tend to repeat words, for example "I wanted to tell to you that that, if we can to meet?

" - They use "At me" a lot, for example: "At me it hurts" - They often finish their letters with "I shall wait with impatience your letter" (or reply) - They proclaim you love in the first week or two - They call you "my dear xxx", "my love xxx", "my angel xxx" (xxx - your name) almost from the very beginning - They keep talking about their feelings and how much they want to be with you half of the letter - They almost never ask you questions about your lifestyle, your job, your kids, your interests, your income - At the same time, they always want to know your home address, phone number and ask to send them a lot of your photos - They never show up on a webcam - They may send you the same letter twice - They may mistakenly send you a letter addressed to somebody else - They will send you photos in almost every letter - They often change e-mail address during correspondence, because their providers sometimes close their mailboxes for scam and spam - They may vanish for a month or so, then re-appear like as if nothing - They will give your e-mail address to other scammers and you will start getting e-mails from other Russian "girls" - They are often filthy, don't mind talking dirty and sending naked or half-naked photos - They say they are writing from the Internet cafes - Their Internet costs are always very high - Their income is always very low and they keep talking about it - They may ask you to send them money to pay for their Internet or phone, or even for their clothes - They may ask you to send them money to pay for the medical bills of their relatives who suddenly got sick, got in a car accident, etc..

But much of the note consisted of flirty jokes ("If I could be bottled I would be called 'eau de enigma' ") and a detailed imaginary description of their first meeting: It's 11 am when we arrive at the restaurant for brunch.

The restaurant is a white painted weatherboard, simple but well-kept, set on the edge of a lake, separated from it by an expansive deck, dotted (not packed) with tables and comfortable chairs….

Amy was charmed — Duane was nothing like the local men she'd met so far.

"You certainly have a great sense of humor and a way with words," she responded.

This seemed to be one of the problems with online dating.

She resolved to be pickier, only contacting men who were closely matched — 90 percent or more, as determined by the algorithm pulling the strings behind her online search. Back in college, she'd studied computer science and psychology, and she considered herself pretty tech-savvy.

successful, spiritually minded, intelligent, good sense of humor, enjoys dancing and travelling. In those first weeks, she exchanged messages and a few calls with men, and even met some for coffee or lunch.