That’s probably a fraction of the real total because people who have lost money are often too embarrassed to report it, according to Action Fraud, a reporting and information service within the British police. On average, each victim loses £10,000 (,400), Steve Proffitt, deputy head of Action Fraud, told the BBC.Overall, British people lost over £39 million (.6 million) in dating scams last year, the most recorded in four years. In 2015, 62% of those who fell for scams were over 40, and a quarter were aged 50-59.
That’s probably a fraction of the real total because people who have lost money are often too embarrassed to report it, according to Action Fraud, a reporting and information service within the British police. On average, each victim loses £10,000 (,400), Steve Proffitt, deputy head of Action Fraud, told the BBC.Overall, British people lost over £39 million (.6 million) in dating scams last year, the most recorded in four years. In 2015, 62% of those who fell for scams were over 40, and a quarter were aged 50-59.The members-only section of the dating app has been designed specifically for movie stars, CEOs and supermodels, and getting access is pretty much impossible.
The chances of finding a Tinder date who is seriously wealthy, famous or generally elite just got even slimmer.
Though we've known about Raya for quite a while - an app that bills itself as the exclusive preserve of famous people looking to date other famous people, apparently there's now some newer competition in the market., people have been using a secret version of the dating platform Tinder called Tinder Select and no, mere mortals can't use it.
So they offer several features to protect your identity, such as private albums and a pattern lock, which is basically just a gesture password.
You'll need to use the lock each each time you open the app.
Studying 267 heterosexual couples, they asked how long each pair had known each other and whether they enjoyed a platonic relationship before they began dating. Couples who were friends for longer before getting together were more likely to vary in their attractiveness, while those who began dating right away were generally the same.
In fact, the longer the couple had known each other first, the less likely they were to be 'matched' in how attractive they were.The world of invite-only Tinder is might be appealing, but for now, the brand is keeping quiet on the subject and has made no comment on Select.Then again, it's likely these high-profile users want this swanky dating service to remain exclusive for as long as possible.Tinder Select comes with its own special design, too.A photo of the secret version shows the traditional orange flame has been replaced with a blue 'S' logo and users are easily able to switch back and forth from regular Tinder to the private dating club whenever it suits.But what's less clear is how to get into that position yourself. Or to be less cynical, is it something to do with 'what's inside'? It's true that, broadly, people tend to pair up with others who are genetically and physically similar to themselves – or if you're being reductive, '10s' end up with '10s' and '7s' end up with '7s'.Scientists call this 'assortative mating', and the loose explanation is that we do so to avoid our partners being lured away by more attractive competition.She noted in a statement, “Those who use Tinder to find partners for casual sex with no strings attached often find the experience confusing and frustrating when they are matched with people who are looking for serious relationships." Casual X works much like the plethora of other dating apps, with standard swiping and matching functionality. Those in search of meaningful, long-term relationships that end in marriage and children need not apply.In other words, it promises all of the pleasure with none of the messiness of having to suss out whether today's match could be “the one.” Li told us one feature that makes it stand out from the crowd is "moments." Similar to any social media feed, it allows you to upload photos and thoughts and share them with other users.It's billing itself as “Tinder Minus Marriage-Minded Daters,” and it's available on both i OS and Android.CEO Michelle Li founded the app after she noticed many of her friends in the market for simple hookups weren’t having luck.