However, there are some signs that might help you spot a married man online. A married man will not put up his photo online obviously because he does not want to be recognized.
You're scrolling through your Facebook and Instagram feed and what do you see?
Photo after photo of your friend's new boyfriend, your sister's kids and engagement statuses from those high school sweethearts you grew up with.
My most memorable correspondence came from an online man whose profile name was Tee Up4Us. I told her she was married to a pathological liar and consummate cheater and she should divorce him before he crushes her heart.
He emailed me telling me he had a successful career on Wall Street (a sweetener), he was divorced and he was in the process of moving to Middle Tennessee where I lived. And I told Tee Up4Us, “If you’re reading this you’re a lying, cheating scumbag.” If you’ve used a dating site even a little bit these fishy scenarios have happened to you: An online man emails you saying he is closing his dating site account but at the last minute he saw your profile, he was extremely attracted to you and he asks you to send him your email address so he can correspond with you.
But, at 26, women have more online pursuers than men whereas, at 48, men have twice as many online pursuers as women.
Here's what they're lying about: 20% of women surveyed by global research agency Opinionmatters admitted to using an older photo from when they were younger and thinner.
Online dating sites have created a wily playground for scammers, romance artists and married men (and women) who secretly cheat on their spouses.
Married men create phony profiles and present themselves as single men looking for love, commitment and marriage.
It's not that women don't do it; it's just that the men do it much more.
According to a MSNBC survey, 30% of the men using an online dating service are married. Well…there really is no fool proof method and sadly catching a liar online can be harder than catching the married guy hitting on you at the bar.
If they have nothing to hide, adding a profile photo should not be a problem at all.