There’s no need to go to a new page, no need to wait for pages to load and I can see all the information I need right away.

There are a number of reasons I think Match is losing out to Plenty Of Fish: While the first registration step to Match is short and consists only of one form asking for username, email and password, the complete profile is spread over no less than eight different pages. I can understand Match’s thinking: they don’t want anyone to post a photo of themselves naked or — God forbid — upload porn.

After the initial basic information screen, Plenty Of Fish offers just one more page (followed by an optional quiz) to enter all the information you need. It’s a valid concern that Plenty Of Fish doesn’t worry about for two reasons: Plenty Of Fish wins here because its active community means that even the worst case scenarios (porn, advertisements, spam, etc.), are corrected quickly, allowing users to start messaging immediately.

Scarcely had the boy recovered when he was struck by cholera, which required another expensive course of treatment.

Within the space of about three months, Firefly wired the equivalent of about $1,000 to Ghana.

According to the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center, online romance scams account for higher financial losses than any other internet-based crime.

It’s not uncommon for victims to lose tens of thousands of dollars.She decided to do a little research online and discovered that, yes, cholera is a problem in Ghana, and yes, treating it can be expensive — except that Ghana actually has a free cholera treatment program.“In that moment, something was not sounding right to me,” Firefly says. But she also realized something else: There were probably a lot of people, just like her, being victimized on dating sites, and Firefly was determined to do something about it.But soon after, she learned that the son had had an accident at school and needed help paying hospital bills — urgently.“Of course I was sending money again to Western Union,” Firefly says.Whatever you do, he adds, don’t ever pay them — that will only make a scammer more aggressive.