Match.com and out of state men??

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Registered: 04-25-2009
Match.com and out of state men??
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Tue, 02-09-2010 - 5:42pm
I just joined Match.com because I heard it was the best and had a lot of members. Since yesterday, I have gotten about 10 extremely good looking men wink at me or try and IM me. They are all from different states! Two of them said it was their last day on Match and they wanted my regular email address! I said "no" I don't give out my email address right away, especially only after two sentences. A couple of winks, their profiles are no longer available. I am middle aged so I am surprised why all these out of state men are contacting me?? Something doesn't seem right with this. I want to meet someone in my state within a 60 mile radius and it seems all I get are these handsome out of state men. Has anyone experienced this? It just seems strange to me, and they want my regular email. Please ladies let me know if you have experienced this.
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Registered: 10-16-2006
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 7:50am

I can't say as I've had that happen. I have definitely heard from men who claim this is their "last week" on Match, and give me their email address. I've definitely heard from out of state men (some good-looking), but not quite the way you describe. I did hear from a man out of town who had no profile up and wanted my phone number, but I declined.

I have heard that you can get a free trail or something like that and contact members, but until you pay, the other members can't contact you back. I'm not sure about that, maybe someone else will know. I have also heard many, many times that Match puts fake profiles up to entice members who have cancelled, but since you just started I don't know why that would be. But I tend to doubt the fake profile story.

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Registered: 04-27-2006
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 9:34am

This happens to me all the time. I don't get it. Especially if I go online during the middle of the night or very early morning. Sometimes I get 2, 3 even up to 5 winks at a time. Sometimes I get 1-liner emails. Most from very attractive men or some with no photos, almost all from out of state, across the country and occasionally from other countries.

Typically I ignore, don't even view the profile. When I have viewed the profile.... the profile almost always is "unavailable".

I never really believed in the fake profiles...but it makes one wonder. Maybe it's fake winks?? Or married men??

fwiw -I never IM on OLD or with strangers and I never give out my personal email address.

Good luck!
zjaney

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Registered: 04-25-2009
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 10:56am
I just got 5 more, they came early in the morning or in the middle of the night. When I am on any othe site, I never get out of state men. I wish I would get some local hits. I winked at a few local guys and nothing!
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Registered: 03-26-2003
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 5:32pm
I've had it happen to me.
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Registered: 04-25-2009
Wed, 02-10-2010 - 11:16pm
These message boards are very good for learning about online dating and what to watch out for. One more point to watch out for, when it says, what kind of date are you looking for, these men check ALL the boxes! They will except any size, any type, just about everything. Most really good looking model type men are picky! I think they are using fake photos of other people. I've only dated one out of state man but he lived two hours away so it was okay. I wouldn't completely rule it out, because there are long distance relationships but these men are in a hurry to learn your private emails and IM's.
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Registered: 10-10-2008
Thu, 02-11-2010 - 2:13am

IMVAO: read below

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/financial_scams/financial_scams_4554.html

This is the hallmark of possible fraud. look thery the web for romance fraud and see how many victims. These are international and linked with terrorist groups.

xvra
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