Dating and romance scams often take place through online dating websites, but scammers may also use social media or email to make contact.
They have even been known to telephone their victims as a first introduction.
It works on the premise your friend can sell you better than you can but they can also embarrass you too.
MSF has a more chatty style in the profile and gives you a greater insight into your potential date’s world. This online dating site does exactly what it says on the tin and only people deemed beautiful enough will be allowed to join.
Just sign up, do the test and get chatting to all those love-compatible people out there. Functionality is limited as the site is more geared up to helping you find a long term partner rather than flirting randomly with people you like the look of. There is also a specific gay version of the site for those looking for a serious committed relationship with a same sex partner. Set up by two friends, Emma and Lucy, in 2006, Muddy Matches is aimed at ‘muddies’, who by the girls’ definition is ‘any person who loves the countryside and is not afraid of a bit of mud’.