Unless the online dating site is going to go to the extra effort of meeting the single in person, doing a background check, and taking their online profile pictures for them (like Findthe It Factor.com, a personalized dating service), then “verified” means nothing more than the faker has access to a credit card.

There are services that can do background checks for you, if you feel the person is worth looking into further.

A Singles’ Dating Convention member sent this to me: “I’ve recently joined a different singles’ site and am running into the same issue I’ve had with the previous ones I’ve been involved in.

It’s not as simple as some online dating services claim it is.

Singles, both men and women, are under attack from the fakes.

Verified, Schmerified Beware of the “verified” profiles that some sites tout.

Even some of the more clever fake profiles can get “verified” by using a friend’s credit card.

Traditional internet dating sites don't understand the passion people have for all things Disney. You don't need to live near a Disney Park to find someone like you.

There are fans everywhere who want to find someone to share their Disney passions with - so create your profile and check your matches to find someone who loves the characters, the movies, the stories, the music, or the memories as much as you!

Put on your battle gear because dating has become a minefield strewn with fakes ready to blow up in your face …

they’ll tell you everything you want to hear, but at a price.

Unless the online dating industry makes a push toward cleaning up their websites, men and women will continue to fall prey to fake profiles.

You Get What You Pay For It seems the “free” membership sites tend to be the ones most likely to have more fake profiles on them.

In her new memoir, “Love Sick: A Memoir of Searching for Mr. After I forced the issue, we arranged for lunch, and I joke-chided him for standing me up.