“Asian-white daters in particular are afforded a heightened status,” according to the study.
The University of Massachusetts-Amherst and University of Texas researchers analyzed millions of messages on an unidentified dating service from 2003 to 2010, measuring the rate of reciprocation between online love birds.
Beth Kipps, who has experimented with several dating sites, says the men who have attempted to con her almost always have a reason why they shouldn't continue to communicate via or e Harmony.
Most commonly, the excuse is "My membership on this site is almost up.
Though the amounts and details of the scam vary from victim to victim, when it comes to romance scams, the con is almost always the same: The crook wants to get a besotted victim to wire money or provide access to a credit card.