And while by far the most popular of these scams — fake profiles promoting escort services — will be familiar to anyone who uses Tinder in the U.
S., the remaining scams could be drawn straight from The Sting or The Grifters.
The most ingenious of the Jiayuan scams starts when the owner of a fancy restaurant hires an attractive woman, who then makes a dating profile.
(we will decide if your picture is suitable or not).2. The guidelines were published after a suicide made headlines for days and triggered widespread concern about the authenticity of dating websites.On Sept 7, tech entrepreneur Su Xiangmao, 37, killed himself in part because his former wife had hidden the fact that she had been married briefly before, according to the note he left behind. According to the suicide note, the woman told him about her previous marriage just one day ahead of their marriage registration in June.Ask a single American city-dweller about deception in the world of online dating and you'll hear a litany of familiar, if not particularly serious, complaints: exaggerated heights, photos so flattering they border on fantasy, and horndog men who overstate their desire to settle down.Ask their Chinese counterpart, and you're likely to hear a much wilder story.
Mr Su wrote that his wife's character changed after they got married, and they divorced on July 18 after Mr Su agreed to give her a villa in Hainan province and 10 million yuan (S$2 million) she demanded for mental distress.