Online dating expert Mark Brooks recommends and Meetic (in Europe) because they use their tech tools that help them stave off scammers. Or seek out people who have linked to their social media accounts from their dating profiles.
So I gave him my cell number and asked him to call me about 10 p.m. My new approach: After a volley of chats on an app, I would ask prospective dates to text me.
“That was easy – you gave me your phone number,” he said nonchalantly as I told him to leave, which (fortunately) he did. More than 15% of all American adults have used a mobile dating app or site, according to a 2016 Pew Research Center study—nearly 40 million people—and one recent study found that at least half of them lie about themselves in their profiles (other research puts that percentage even higher).
I.” But I didn’t know any of that so I bought a $5-a-month premium subscription to White Pages, a “people search” service.
After I’d get a guy’s phone number, I’d run it through the “reverse lookup” feature and voilà!
He started driving by my new house and taking photos. I didn’t want to be tracked down again, so I got a Google Voice number, which rings on my cell phone.