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MaxieF Fri 16-Jul-21 10:10:17

Hi
I recently met a man from Plenty of

Katie59 Fri 16-Jul-21 10:15:11

Fish?

avitorl Fri 16-Jul-21 10:24:02

Idiots?

Infinity2 Fri 16-Jul-21 12:34:19

Rejects, looking for free lodgings and a table to get his feet under ?

Aldom Fri 16-Jul-21 12:59:48

MaxieF

Hi
I recently met a man from Plenty of

Nothingwink. As in the song
I've got plenty of nothing and nothing's plenty for me. grin

May7 Fri 16-Jul-21 13:21:42

Money???
Oh Wrong one, that was Lowdzzzamaaney

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 16-Jul-21 13:45:07

Lurve and if you could just lend me enough cash to get to meet you……..

Complicated family baggage.

Washing and ironing that’s been piling up since my last girlfriend walked out.

MissAdventure Fri 16-Jul-21 13:47:04

D***k pics?

Oopsadaisy1 Fri 16-Jul-21 13:48:04

Ooh well, that’s taken a bit of a turn….

kittylester Fri 16-Jul-21 14:46:59

MissA, did you get over excited and put too many * in. I got over excited trying to work out what the word was. grin

MissAdventure Fri 16-Jul-21 15:07:09

Oh I say!
It must be an extra long one, kitty wink

Flexagon Fri 16-Jul-21 15:11:22

That would be Dalek pictures. I have met a few men in my time still obsessed with Dr Who.

MissAdventure Fri 16-Jul-21 15:13:02

That's it.
Exterminate! Exterminate!!! grin

Flexagon Fri 16-Jul-21 15:18:46

Oh, you've been on a date with him too, MissA! He was a vast improvement on the microchips in toothpaste conspiracy theorist.

avitorl Fri 16-Jul-21 16:23:49

Frogs? You need to kiss a lot.

Esspee Fri 16-Jul-21 16:29:55

Found mine on Plenty of Fish OP.
Very glad I did……most of the time. 😁

cornishpatsy Fri 16-Jul-21 17:15:39

How exciting, hope it goes well.

alchemilla Tue 31-Aug-21 18:19:45

Check he's not a scammer .... or someone else entirely.

Do not say how much you have or whether you own your own home.

I am surprised to find I have three acquaintances who have been take for a financial and emotional ride by online "friends". One was a a widower desperate for female company when his wife died, after a long and happy marriage. Conned out of 80000£ and he never even met his online "friend" IRL. Just online. All three were normally intelligent people but desparate for affection and support.

Oopsadaisy1 Tue 31-Aug-21 18:21:12

Watch Click Bait on Netflix………..don’t trust online ‘friends’

Blossoming Tue 31-Aug-21 18:56:14

I don’t trust anybody online grin

GagaJo Tue 31-Aug-21 19:11:46

avitorl

Idiots?

Hahahaha

grapple00pine Tue 18-Jan-22 10:38:13

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Pammie1 Tue 18-Jan-22 17:41:55

Not sure that’s a good idea. Have a couple of friends who met people on PoF and they were absolute losers - only after people with money and the means to support them and their questionable habits. One step up from Tinder.

Newatthis Tue 18-Jan-22 17:49:54

I just saw a trailer for a new documentary on Netflix called 'The Tinder Swindler'. It's about a man who extorted money of girls he met on the Tinder dating site. Anyone who is thinking of online dating should watch this first. It's on on 3 February and looks like it's going to be really good.

Pammie1 Tue 18-Jan-22 17:52:54

A friend went on a widowed and divorced dating site last year. She clicked on a photo of someone who I thought was impossibly good looking and was talking to him for ages online. She said he was really romantic - had been widowed and was looking for real love again. Supposedly working on a building project in Dubai and earning bucketfuls of money - she displayed all the signs of being in love. One day she got a message from him asking her to contact him on WhatsApp because he was wary that their conversations were being monitored by site mediators and he wanted a ‘proper’ conversation. When she contacted him via WhatsApp he told her his contract was ending in a week or so and he wanted to send a package home, but there would be no one there to sign for it, as he was working away - asked could he send it to her and collect it when he got home. In the same email he asked could she wire him £5000 to tide him over until his payment for the contract was cleared into his bank. She was going to do it until I stepped in and showed her a YouTube post warning people against that very scam. She closed down the conversation, deleted WhatsApp and reported it to the police and the dating website. It turned out to be a scammer working from a base in India. You really do have to be so careful, these people are professionals and prey on the vulnerable and the lonely.