Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.Comments on this story are moderated according to our Submission Guidelines. We reserve the right to close comments at any time."There are plenty of fish in the sea."The age-old saying traditionally applies to dating, but it can also apply to dating apps.With so many dating sites and apps available today, where does one even start?Then the app curates the optimal matches for women based on the men who showed interest.This way women get to choose who actually gets the chance to talk to them.They use other people's photos and use locations to appear close to their target — when they are actually from outside of Canada. When a victim initiates contact or is contacted by the suspects, they engage in what police describe as "age- and social- appropriate social/flirtatious chats." The chats then become sexual, and t During the video chats, the victim is encouraged to undress or engage in sexual behaviours, police said.
Police say that suspects are creating fake profiles on common online dating sites.
The suspects then demand money from the victim and said they would otherwise send the video to the victim’s friends.
The suspects are said to refuse to meet in person or defer the meeting, insisting on video chats.
If you ever get overwhelmed, or eventually find The One, most let you deactivate or delete your profile.
These dating apps are the equivalent to a pair of khakis from The Gap; there's absolutely nothing wrong with them, they're just overwhelmingly bland compared to what else is out there.