Here's what they've found are the ingredients in the typical scam profile.Lovin' God Scammers are mostly Catholic, or at least they say they are.But this is how things work with Happn, the latest Internet dating service. While the app is already live in New York City and a few other U. markets, San Francisco’s hyper-connected, early adopter population should provide a sizable sample of single users on which Happn can test its core hypothesis: That people want to connect digitally with the people they encounter in the real world.Happn, a one-year-old French startup founded by former COO Didier Rappaport, is already operational in Paris, London, Berlin, Barcelona, Sydney and a growing list of markets.Romance scammers tug at the heartstrings or stroke the ego to get dating site users to send them money.
Coffee Meets Bagel boasts of one of the most highly educated user bases of any dating site out there with 96% of users holding at least a Bachelor’s and over a third holding a Master’s degree. NYU, Columbia, UPenn, Harvard, Michigan, Berkeley, Boston University, Stanford, Cornell and UCLA. You can use the Bean Shop to find out who this mutual friend is, but sometimes it’s nice just to know you guys potentially travel in the same circles. The resulting flood makes it hard to separate the wheat from the chaff.
Every day, Coffee Meets Bagel sends you a new match. Because both parties have to mutually “like” each other before messaging begins, there’s no chance of logging in to read a litany of skeevy messages complimenting your boobs. Chat for up to a week before deciding to take the conversation to another venue.
When it’s a match, Coffee Meets Bagel opens up a private line that allows you to relay messages to your match via your phone but without revealing your phone number. If your bagel “passes” on your profile, he’ll never know if you liked him.
Then a person on staff looks through the flagged profiles and decides whom to ban, Velasquez says.
Seeking Arrangement has banned 60,000 profiles in the last 10 months, or about 220 a day.