Dating websites are in the spotlight as Su Xiangmao, 37-year-old tech entrepreneur and multimillionaire committed suicide on Tuesday after he was scammed by his former wife, who he met from jiayuan.com, a well-known dating website in China.
In his suicide note, he claimed he and his wife were VIP members of a dating website with verified personal profiles made by website, according to early report. But he later found that information about his wife didn't check out and she scammed him for over 10 million yuan in months. Her marital status on the registration shows she is not married, but actually she has a short term of marriage just after graduation.
Should online dating sites be responsible for users who post fake online profiles? How much do you trust online dating sites?
I made a profile on a site called Plenty of Fish a few years ago for a joke. On my profile I wrote that I was a pornstar. I had my real picture up. Most ladies that contacted me knew that I wasn't a pornstar but they still wanted to date me. Probably because of my picture - I am pretty good looking.