Here’s a good illustration of ingrained false modesty: a young English expat says he has “done rather well” with women from American dating websites, which may well mean that he has bedded every willing woman, from college freshmen to great-grannies, in his entire time zone.In his case the humble phrase “done rather well” is the equivalent of Gene Simmons’ creepy Polaroid collection of his sexual conquests.These motives usually come in the form of wanting to dupe people out of their money.People using these personals should watch out for anyone who: Other places to meet transgender people online besides the personals sites include Meetup.com, Experience Project.com, My Space and Facebook.People looking for friendships and pen pal relationships may want to check out these options first.There is less pressure to find someone to hook up with since these sites do not focus on dating but rather on community.Don't include a lot of detail, such as an address or phone number in the initial contact for safety reasons.Unfortunately, many personal sites are the target of people with ulterior motives.
No other community does more for the safety of its members than Stitch.
When the London Review of Books’ advertising director David Rose started the personals section in the publication’s classifieds in 1998, the first ad he ran was “Disaffiliated flâneur, jacked-up on Viagra and on the look-out for a contortionist trumpeter.” With that one sentence fragment, the gauntlet was officially thrown down.
Originally designed to match intelligent people based on their literary interests, readers immediately ganged up on the personals section like Amazon reviewers and twisted it for their own purposes. Now people turn to the personals ads first, then read the book reviews.
Also fantastic: e Harmony has an "E-Verify" option.
This option (similar to an electronic back ground check that we in HR use) verifies people's addresses and ages!!!!