1. “Creative” selfies.
When your match’s selfies are 1) angled, 2) heavily filtered, 3) partial-faced, 4) squishy-faced, or 5) taken from far away, it’s a clear warning sign that they’re hiding something. Most importantly, they are hiding a lack of confidence, which is a BIG no-no.
OK, so if the person you’re talking to online keeps making excuses as to why they can’t 1) meet you in person, 2) Skype with you, or 3) talk on the phone… they’re probably definitely fake. C’mon guys, there’s a movie and a TV show about this!
5. When your match is sooo cultured.
When your match’s profile is essentially a list of all the countries they’ve traveled to, books that they’ve probably never read, and other exaggerations to make them seem cultured — the only thing that that says about them is that they know how to use Wikipedia.
11. Nondescript job titles.
When someone’s job title on their profile reads “self-employed,” or something shadier like “personal trainer at freelance,” you’re free to assume that that’s code for unemployed and free to hope that it’s not code for escort or drug dealer.