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originally posted by: TrueBrit
As it happens, I am deeply unfamiliar with the idea of being contacted by beautiful women, pouring out their admiration for me with amorous intent.
I wonder if the move of ATS to require a social media connection for joining is escalating this problem.
We dated very casually 20+ years ago and he was easy to become infatuated with any girl who was sweet or nice or smiled prettily at him then, also. He would refer to them as the next Mrs._______. He spent a fortune (vacations, flowers, jewelry and the like) and seemed very happy in his life. Interestingly (or not), he's never been married long or had children of his own. He's about 45 years old now and social media has just allowed him to expand his 'horizons', I think.
I just think it's a shame. I don't know why people 'fall' for the scam that they do but, it speaks loudly about the loneliness and hunger for human contact and tenderness and understanding that folks (who fall for the scams) must be crying out for.