This is not a modern day version of love at first sight (of your profile pic) – it’s a sign that they’re a bit of a creep.
You might be thinking that there's a chance you have a real connection.
But if that’s really the case, it won't be because of their fake flattery and hyperbole.
In simple terms, when they start saying, “Since you came into my life baby, I have looked forward to each sunshine” - as the fake ‘James Richards’ did - you should think again.
But in person, watch out for major inconsistencies.
Watch out for the following: Of course, someone shouldn’t be expected to spill the beans about his or her whole life, especially on the first date.
Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.
One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.
But if you sense too much vagueness and hesitation in conversation, your date could be a cover-up artist. “Yes, mystery can be attractive, but too much mystery usually spells trouble.
If your love interest, after a few dates, still doesn’t want to open up about past relationships or can’t be pinned down regarding hopes for future relationships, consider it a warning sign.” It’s only human for someone to embellish on his or her best qualities a bit in an online dating profile.