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When she realized her date was not coming back, she tried to message him on the Plenty of Fish app only to find that he blocked her.
She was forced to pay the 3 out of her own pocket.
I hope if we get it right in the UK with our ODA members, we can see similar trade bodies set up internationally," adds Kidd.
While decisions to engineer fake profiles are entirely up to the sites themselves, dating companies signed up to the Online Dating Association are a somewhat safer bet.
Free dating sites fast became an ecosystem for programmers to let loose their bot scripts - luring the sexually curious to malware or "extra" services.
Meeting a robot is an inevitable part of online dating - or owning an email address.
That said, plenty of reputable sites such as the Inner Circle or Zoosk aren't members at the time of writing.
Current members include Christian Connection, Dating Factory, The Dating Lab, e Harmony, uk, lovestruck, match.com, uk, mysinglefriend.com, Oasis.com, The Guardian's Soulmates, Asiansinglesolution, True View, Would like to meet and