Always use reputable websites, but assume that con artists are trolling even the most reputable dating and social media sites.
“ I met someone on this site about a week after updating my profile, and we have been inseparable ever since.
“It’s not just the finances, it’s the emotional part, too—being embarrassed, being ashamed, being humiliated.” Even now, though, she remains conflicted.
A part of her still wants to believe that Charlie is real and that their relationship was real—that the e-mail exchanges about church and the phone calls when they sang together and prayed together meant as much to him as they did to her.
“The Internet makes this type of crime easy because you can pretend to be anybody you want to be.