Kaspersky Lab and B2B International jointly researched online dating site users’ patterns of behavior and the threats they encounter.
Online dating is often for the purpose of finding your lifelong match.
An easy explanation would be that these people generally tend to use the Internet more, leading to more opportunities for attackers; however, the volume of falsified information is a danger in and of itself as well.
You can count yourself lucky if someone you’ve been in contact with merely fibbed about their job or age rather than gaining your trust using social engineering and then using the information they gained while talking to you for, say, spear phishing.
I have several really close friends that I greatly admire who stand on opposite sides of the spectrum on this issue.
Some godly friends of mine love online dating to pieces, and some godly friends are strongly opposed to it.