One of the most notable of these is a reddit user who set up a fake profile and didn’t last two hours.

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If you’re going alone, be sure to tell a friend where you’re going and what you’ll be doing. If you really want to talk on the phone with someone, consider getting a Google voice number Dating has gone digital.

Once considered a realm inhabited only by the socially awkward, online dating is now just another tool in the toolbox, no matter whether you’re looking for a hook-up or your soulmate.....

One friend brought up a message where a man had told her that because she was a ‘woman of size’, she ‘must suck good ****’. Others in the past have conducted similar experiments, setting up fake accounts on free dating websites and recording the messages they received.

Cracked’s Alli Reed set up ‘the worst online dating profile ever’ and still received heaps of messages from men who wanted only to hook up with the terrible woman she had created.

I joined February 4th, around 7 AM, and received a total of one vote, two winks, and six messages.

The messages were all nice, although one user messaged me three times.And if you’re serious about finding someone, make sure you don’t come across as too aggressive. No means no, and you’re not going to be able to ‘convince’ anyone to fall in love with you, and reacting with anger and threats when someone isn’t interested won’t help you. Watch for any red flags, such as disregarding your boundaries and not respecting your feelings.When going to meet someone in person, it helps to suggest you both bring along a friend.In total, I received 34 messages, all of which were very nice.I never replied to any of the messages, however there were a few men who messaged me twice despite that, in an attempt to get a response.I haven’t used dating sites to try to find men to date ever since.