In reality fewer than 100 people live within five miles of the tiny hamlet.On a false test profile set up by the documentary makers for “James”, 46, from Glasgow, received nearly 500 messages in two months.If you like what you’ve read, you want to see more, and try our services for FREE, be our guest.You won’t be charged to join, upload your photo or write your profile.' “I really object to someone taking advantage with people like that, using my photo." Another profile on the site, claiming to belong to a woman from Glasgow, was using an old photograph of Michelle Pfeiffer.Other lonely hearts complained that they were inundated with messages, then when they paid the subscription fee to reply interest in their profile dried up completely.One perfect match was “Kazb”, who was using a photograph of Karen Bartke, an actress appearing in several prime-time dramas, including Monarch of the Glen.Although she has tried online dating, Miss Bartke said she never used Cupid's website, adding: “It's done purely to take money from that person who's in a vulnerable situation already because it takes a bit of guts to be, to be open and say here is who I am, are you interested in me?
Tainted Love: Secrets of Online Dating will be shown tonight at 8.30pm on BBC One..
In looking closely at the astonishingly wide variety of ways our users have chosen to represent themselves, we discovered much of the collective wisdom about profile pictures was wrong.
For interested readers, I explain our measurement process, and how we collected our data, at the end of the post.
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