So essentially, if you’ve been single for ages and you’ve failed to get around to fixing your phone, work on that, sharpish. Some other phone-related tidbits from the survey that it’s worth knowing: 75% of singles find it a turn-off if you answer your phone on a date, 66% don’t want you texting someone while you’re out with them, and 58% hate it when you leave your phone face up on the table. Fair enough, really, because doing any of these things is bloody rude. And there is a class action lawsuit pending in the U. District Court that claims more than 60 percent of the profiles on are fraudulent -- something spokesman Matthew Traub calls an "unfounded allegation in a money-seeking litigation." Then there is another, perhaps darker, side to the consumer complaints: People reporting that they were bilked out of money by those they connected with through an online dating site.The Better Business Bureau listed online dating sites among its top 10 scams for 2011, and one consumer advocacy group says its members have lost millions from online dating scams.Is it a case of looking for love in all of the wrong places, or just a few bad apples in an otherwise happy bushel?Truth is, many boomers often reach their 50s and older and find themselves uncoupled, either through death or divorce; they don't know where to turn.For weeks, even months, you may chat back and forth with one another, forming a connection. But ultimately, it’s going to happen—your new-found “friend” is going to ask you for money.
The profiles were fake as well, carefully crafted to match your interests.If you’re reading this on a phone screen so cracked that you can’t actually see some of the words, we have some bad news.Again, just in case the shattered glass covered up that last sentence: we have some bad news.Many haven't been on the dating scene for decades and, feeling lonely and vulnerable, turn to their nearest computer for help.What they find is a plethora of online dating sites that promise romance, true love and fun.Online dating use among 55- to 64-year-olds has also risen substantially since the last Pew Research Center survey on the topic.Today, 12% of 55- to 64-year-olds report ever using an online dating site or mobile dating app versus only 6% in 2013.Digital technology and smartphones in particular have transformed many aspects of our society, including how people seek out and establish romantic relationships.Few Americans had online dating experience when Pew Research Center first polled on the activity in 2005, but today 15% of U. adults report they have used online dating sites or mobile dating apps.The survey also found that 53% of all women have received a dick pic, and the majority didn’t request said dick pic. Technology and online dating is making it tricky to find love, leaving us lonely and with a near-constant state of FOMO. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT CLICK ON «SIGN UP» OR «TAKE A CHANCE» BUTTON, ONCE THE BUTTON IS CLICKED YOU ARE BOUND BY THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT REGARDLESS OF WHETHER OR NOT YOU REGISTER FOR OR PURCHASE THE SERVICE.