From our experience and supporting evidence we will show and prove that the large majority of those emails and women emailing us were fake.
But like they say if it sounds too good to be true or in this case if it looks to be looks too good to be true then it is. This website operates in the same fraudulent fashion that other sites from the same dating company uses.
The lesson here is that online dating startups will need to step up their game to keep consumers safe.
“In the war against online dating scams and security threats, we’ve chosen to do whatever is necessary to always be a few steps ahead of scammers, and not the other way around – which is usually too late for our users,” said Cupid.com’s CEO, Bill Dobbie.
Their solution to this problem is to start lying and deceiving their users by posting phony female profiles.
The second reason for the phony women is to lure men into trying to contact these women at which time they are meant with "Upgrade to message" (where you need to buy a membership) alert before they can communicate with any girls on the site.
The reason they create fake dating profiles is a two-fold answer.