In the continuing coverage of Manti Te’o and other daters who’ve been duped by online dating romance hoaxes, Katie Couric featured an entire episode of online dating safety with tips on what you need to know, while looking for love online.
On the Katie Show, we learned that online dating sites get more than 500 million clicks per month. Katie added that and 81% of people lie on their profiles.
To add a little entertainment to the serious topic of Internet dating safety, Katie polled her studio audience with three relevant dating deal-breaker questions that most female online daters could relate to.
Dating Deal-Breaker 1
Katie: He’s talk dark and handsome. In real life he’s short and stout. Is that a deal breaker or not?
Audience: 69% said Yes. 31% said No.
Dating Deal-Breaker 2
Katie: His profile says his picture was from last week. Reality: It was from 1972. Is that a deal breaker or not?
Audience: 71% said Yes. 29% said No.
Dating Deal-Breaker 3
Katie: His profile says, ‘Filthy Rich.” Reality, he’s Dead Broke.
Audience: 58% said Yes. 32% said No.
For more online dating safety tips from the Katie show, visit KatieCouric.com.
Julie Spira is a top online dating expert and author of the bestseller, The Perils of Cyber-Dating. For more online dating advice,? follow @JulieSpira on Twitter, sign up for the Weekly Flirt newsletter and join the conversation at Facebook.com/CyberDatingExpert.