She told one 68-year-old she would be his caregiver but each time he handed over money, she stopped messaging him and set up a new profile before going through the scam again, Portsmouth Crown Court heard.
Williams used Plenty of Fish, Tagged.com, Hi5and Facebook to carry out her frauds.
Ironically enough, if you could take the best of those women and the best of those men, and place them in a big room where they could sit at a table and ask each other questions in person – you’d probably have 4 or 5 new match-ups by the end of the night. All they have to do is get online every day, sitting on their princess throne and file through the dozens or more profiles of men who have messaged them throughout the day.
The problem with online dating is that you can’t see the person’s face when they’re telling you about themselves. I think it’s hard for guys to comprehend the world of online dating from a woman’s perspective. They then flippantly toss out all of those well thought out, carefully crafted messages from most of those poor schmucks, and then they log onto their Facebook accounts to complain to their girlfriends that there are no “good men” left in the world.
She would avoid actually meeting her victims and through this system managed to con 19 men out of more than ,000.
Williams would gain their sympathy by claiming she was a victim of domestic abuse and needed help.
When I read the profile of someone I’d like to meet, I write them a personalized letter pointing out some of our common interests, adding a bit of levity where I can, suggesting we meet for coffee and conversation.Because women are the problem, not men who have been divorced twice, married a woman with whom they cheated on their second spouse, and think mustaches are a good idea.If you want someone else to pay your bills or buy you a purse in exchange for your company, along with added but unwritten expectations of sexual favors, fine. But know that this is basically glorified prostitution, which is illegal in most places in the United States without a few loopholes and clever language.Online solicitations, where no response need be made if there is no interest, are equivalent to the latter.Although your tactful wording could serve as a model for rejecting an acquaintance, there is really no charming way, other than silence, to express, “I can’t imagine that it would be worth my while to meet you.’’ Dear Miss Manners: I can’t wrap my mind around those who find it acceptable to attempt to coerce their friends and family members into footing the bill for some unreasonable and ridiculous event that they have planned for themselves.