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They’re not a refreshing change—they’re liars, trying to cast their net as wide as possible. Most scammers live abroad, so they invent a cover story for that: they claim to be in the Armed Forces, or working overseas, or even engaged in secretive missions they can’t discuss.

When the literary historians of the year 3000 write about the fiction of our time, I believe they will consider our use of the present tense to be its most distinctive—and, perhaps, problematic—feature.

Whereas present-tense narration was once rare, it is now so common as to be commonplace.

Working in online-dating for over a decade, I’ve found most men search for women at LEAST 5 years younger than themselves, and usually closer to 10.

Women usually search for partners around 2 years younger, to 12 years older. Be suspicious of men and women whose profile says they’re open to contact from people 20 years or more away from their own age.

Most online-dating sites have customer care teams that will respond to reports of strange behaviour.

They can also check individual profiles and watch for unusual activity (such as someone sending the same message to 50 people).

Recently, I asked one of my talented undergraduate students why she wrote all of her stories in the present tense.

“Isn’t that the way fiction’s supposed to be written now?

I met my gorgeous husband through online dating, and during the ten years I worked for Match.com, we successfully paired-up over 160 singles .

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