Has the pursuit of more traditional, that is, 20th-century avenues of dating proven fruitless? You are not alone. Well, technically you are, as in you are partnerless, but, you are not the first to find bars, work and your friend's theme parties social dead zones. It's completely natural, then, to turn to more modern, if equally dubious, online options.
Typical dating sites invite you to begin the journey by creating a simple personality profile. You are then welcome to scour an archive of suggested profiles of prospective matches. Then your acceptance of a total stranger's wholly unverifiable photo and information fields are all that stand between you and true love.
Complicating the search is a sea of positively condemnable candidates; those without even the sense to lie in the first place. Without a well-honed ability to spot, and properly eschew what is a glaring red flag your only hope is saint-like patience, or an effective exit strategy. Here are a few of the major offenders: