In other cases, it sounds less scary and more like your lucky day.
The call, text, or email will say you’ve won a prize, the lottery, or a grant — but you need to pay some fees or taxes to get your winnings.
One-in-five online daters have asked someone else to help write or review their profile.
Female users are seeking help from friends more so than men are: 30% of female users have asked a friend for help with their profile, whereas only 16% of male users have asked friends to help create their profile.
If you are shy and over 50, you already know that making new friends doesn’t come easily.
Not only have you probably spent most of your life finding it difficult to make new friends in the first place, you’ve reached an age where most people start to find their social circles start to shrink. There are many reasons to find yourself lonely once you start to get older.
Marshal, saying you must pay a fine for missing jury duty.
Some might threaten legal action, deportation, or arrest if you don’t pay up or give them your financial information.
Only 33% of women who use online dating websites say they have sex on the first online dating encounter, and 60% of female Tinder users say they are looking for a match, not just a hookup.
While your best chance at finding love is through a friend-which is how 63% of married couples say they met their partner-you still only have a 17% chance that you will like the person you're set up with.
But once kids leave home, you suddenly find you won’t meet new friends unless you actually do something to make it happen – you can no longer rely on life sending new companions your way.
That’s hard enough if you’re an extrovert – if you’re naturally shy then it is ten times harder.
While some might see this as rude, those who are socially awkward or fear confrontation will find it convenient. When it comes down to it, 64% of people who use online dating sites are looking for someone they have something in common with, and 49% say they are looking for someone with physical characteristics they are attracted to.