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It had been over two years since the death of her husband of 20 years; four, since she had lost her mother.
The approach that members take to get to know you will always vary.
However, in all cases it is worth asking yourself, “Is this person looking for a relationship, and are they interested in the person I am”.
The most common fake male profile, meanwhile, has light brown hair and is in his forties.
Forty-eight was the most common age found across the profiles.