Kaspersky Lab and B2B International jointly researched online dating site users’ patterns of behavior and the threats they encounter.
We found out what type of information users are prepared to share with strangers and why (and about what) so many of them lie. Of our survey respondents, 57% admit that they embellish reality on dating sites.
Despite the preponderance of false information in profiles, dating sites continue to be extremely popular; 32% of all Internet users use them.
In this regard, people on dating sites are significantly more at risk of cyberattacks than other users: the ratio of those who experience threats to those who don’t is 41% to 20%, respectively.
So, always be on guard when talking with strangers who are a “match” — you now know most of them are not who they seem.
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However, it’s not just the desire to find a new partner quickly that inclines people to lie.