Everyone seems to know someone who knows someone who is getting married to their online sweetheart. The dating site’s algorithm automagically matches you up with like-minded people who have similar interests, hobbies, life goals, yada, yada, yada.
Most of the first interactions between daters take place via email and online chat messages which means their entire investment is mental/emotional.
This can lend itself to a false positive impression of “connection”, and lead the daters to believe that they really know each other when, in fact, they don’t know each other at all.
(Disclaimer: Are there women scammers who troll online dating sites?
Sure but in my research the amount of women scammers isn’t even close to the amount of men.) In truth, online dating sites allows these hustlers to become anyone, say anything, claim anything, and portray an image that sells them to as many willing/hopeful/desperate/nave people as possible.
Introductions are pass, having been replaced with “friending” someone.