If you've used a dating site or app like Ok Cupid or Tinder, you'll have noticed the hundreds of fake profiles that exist on the sites, seemingly designed to make you hand over your profile to scammers.
Dating sites are, thankfully, getting better at spotting who is using their service to send thousands of spam messages.
A recently released list, by a fraud-busting company called Scamalytics, of the top lines and photos used in profiles by online dating grifters shows that while the range of sophistication may vary, the end goal is always the same: To fleece romance-seekers out of their money.
Considered to be the first successful free dating site model on the Internet, Owner, Markus Friend, still runs the organization by himself even though his user base outnumbers most of the pay-per-use websites around the world.
The amount of people using Plenty of Fish (which includes heavily-trafficked forums, compatibility questionnaires and the very popular Who's Seen Me button) is astronomical in its sheer ability to connect with users around the globe looking for friendship, love, and anything else in between.
The number of members, features, what makes them different than everyone else and the target markets they serve have all been taken into account.
And when you're ready to meet someone, we've got some cheap and free date ideas as well to help you connect with style, inexpensively.
It's not just guns and drugs that are up for sale on deep web sites.