In 2016, 114 cases involving HK million were reported to police – almost four times the number of cases recorded in 2014, when HK.3 million was lost to con men.In 2015, 62 cases were reported and the amount of cash stolen reached HK.4 million. In the ‘good old’ days, before internet dating, people met in a few basic ways: through friends, at a ‘mixer’, a bar, or through a personals ad in a newspaper. How is it that you weren’t snatched up yet”, or something along those lines?
Then you probably now all about the hazards of online dating. I’m going to weddings of people that met on Tinder, I know people moving in with people they met on Happn and people having babies with OKCupid finds. However, so many singletons in 2016 are relying on them to the point they think there is no other way to meet someone. You have a dedicated folder on your phone for dating apps You’re not getting the desired effect from just the one, so you’re spreading your options across four or five. You’ve started recognising people on the street and you wrack your brains for how you know them But you don’t know them. Do you send a ‘flirt’/’icebreaker’ or whatever your site calls a canned one liner, such as “You seem amazing.This email should reflect that you have read the person’s profile and liked what they had to say. Otherwise, people get the impression that you are writing mass emails to tons of prospects and hope one of them bites. Most people give out a cell phone as it’s not traceable to a home address. You don’t want to lose a potential mate because you’ve revealed too much too soon.Covers environment, charity, culture, crime, politics and viral news.Before the South China Morning Post, Rachel worked as a reporter at the Evening Standard in London.