Evans also claims in the lawsuit that employees are required to go on "as many as 100 dates per month," and they are "stationed in most of the major U. cities." spokeswoman Kristin Kelly called the lawsuit "completely without merit." The firm doesn't send automated winks, she said, and employees are not required to date members. "Due to the complicated nature of the fraud, and the use of technology to pertpetrate the fraud, Anthony is unable to disclose all of the examples of fraud," it says.has about 250 employees worldwide, and 15 million members, making the date bait claim "ridiculous." "The allegations in this case have absolutely no basis in fact and are completely without merit," she said. Anthony's lawyer, Peter Mc Nulty, didn't respond to phone calls requesting comment. 'Black hole' Mike Arias, Evans' lawyer in the case, said his client learned about the alleged practices directly from a employee he dated.By comparison, dating sites have been slow to adopt safety-filtering measures; few dating sites conduct their own background checks on members and only one seeks to verify marital status.Thirty-one percent of American adults say they know someone who has used a dating Web site, and nearly 60 percent of Internet users said they think a lot of online daters lie about their marital status, according to Pew Internet & American Life Project study last year.In the past decade, sites such as Yahoo Personals, and e Harmony helped make Web-based courtship mainstream for 10 million current daters.But some seasoned veterans say the thrill of using the Internet's power to find soul mates has given way to caution."He wasn't happy" about doing it, Hall said of her fiance.But eventually he turned over his Social Security number.
I got endless matches, all right, but I also didn’t know which matches were worth my time. Are we now too afraid to approach interesting people in real life because we know we can just go back to the comparative “ease” of approaching people online?The lawsuit claims online daters are often approached by date bait just as their subscriptions are about to expire. Yahoo, the lawsuit alleges, "deliberately and intentionally originates and perpetuates false and or nonexistent profiles on its site to generate interest ...Victims receive "winks" and e-mails designed to trick them into renewing their membership, the suit alleges. and give the site a much more attractive and functional appearance in order to falsely represent more substantial participation than actually exists." The lawsuit supplies few other details, however.Arias said he has no other plaintiffs in the case at the moment, but that he's spoken to other victims and lawyers investigating practices."We've investigated it enough we (to believe the allegations)," he said.Are Yahoo and bolstering their online dating services with fake ads and professional flirts?Two lawsuits filed in California recently make such bold claims, separately accusing both firms of fraud.Unique to the online dating industry, Christian offers a free trial so Christian singles can try out the service before committing to a paid membership. Here's where you can meet singles in San Angelo, Texas.Singles now draw on a growing arsenal of security and research tools -- from services that verify identity and background to companies that provide temporary phone numbers as a barrier to stalkers.Sites like Dont Date Him allow scorned lovers to warn others away from their bad dates.