Because there are so many more men joining the site than there are women, female users take to marketing themselves to men who will pay- one anonymous user claimed she makes ,000 to ,000 a year “working” full-time on the site.
It’s an interesting experiment with a monetized social network.
CEO Brian Gross founded My Girl Fund six years ago.
He told Business Insider, “Guys send girls money whether it’s for content or simply to be a nice, generous guy. We’ve heard of them helping pay for things from tuition to speeding tickets.” With about 8,200 women and 15,000 new men who sign up each month, they buy credits for a dollar each to exchange on the site.
“I have two guys that tell me they love me throughout the day.
These are the people I can always count on and can talk to about anything,” user “Lauraleigh” told Business Insider. A lot of girls will chat with a guy and just push content.
If it wasn’t for online dating, most of my generation would be single.
Tinder, OKCupid, Plenty of Fish are all standard apps you'd expect to see on a single person’s smartphone. Now, having your own ‘oh, we met on the internet’ story is just as romantic as meeting IRL (in real life).
The interactions were unique because of the anonymity given by using My Space.
But if that’s really the case, it won't be because of their fake flattery and hyperbole.
In simple terms, when they start saying, “Since you came into my life baby, I have looked forward to each sunshine” - as the fake ‘James Richards’ did - you should think again.
Only yesterday, a court heard how a group of women using were allegedly conned out of £220,000 by a gang posing as ‘attractive middle-aged men’.
One woman, Suzanne Hardman, was reduced to tears as she recounted how ‘James Richards’ conned her out of £170,000 – her life savings. And there are ways we can all be tricked - even those who think they're clued up about online dating.