Chat bots are script written to lead members off the dating website and generate money for the owner. They run rampant on dating websites and apps, but thankfully they’re easy to pick out. By knowing what to look for on their profiles and when talking to people, you can easily avoid falling for this!
Because of the nature of chat bots, most of them identify as female and target male users. The main intention of chat bots is to lure users to a cam website or a website aimed at making money from lonely individuals. If you’re looking for something real on a dating website or app, you’ll want to waste as little time as possible entertaining chat bots.
- Pictures. Usually you can tell a chat bot by looking at their pictures or running a reverse image search on their pictures. If the pictures on someone’s profile are all professionally taken and are from one shoot or they are all professional and promiscuous, chances are that the user is a chat bot.
If you chose to run a reverse image search instead, you merely copy their picture and run it through google. If it comes back with a lot of matches or one of the matches link to a camming website, you’ll know to avoid the person. This method is more work, but more reliable.
- Profile. Another method of identifying chat bots is to look at their profile. If you’re already skeptical of their profile because of their pictures, you can usually confirm your suspicions by looking at their profile. If they meet the picture criteria above and their profile is blank, there’s a good chance that they are a chat bot!
- Chatting. If you accidentally match with a bot or don’t care to go through the precautions mentioned above, you can always identify a bot by their chatting habits. Often enough a chat bot will start a conversation by calling you a pet name (examples: baby, babe, sweetie, etc). Usually, they will also immediately start with talk of sexual acts.
If you aren’t interested in checking their pictures or profile and you don’t see red flags in their chatting style, you’ll know it’s a chat bot when they send you a link or flat out ask you for money. Chat bots only purpose is to generate money for the person who installed in on the dating website or app (http://ca.datingadvisor.net).
While it’s a good idea to be on the lookout for these scams, it’s a terrible idea to flat out accuse someone of being a chat bot. When talking to someone you suspect is a chat bot, ask a nonsexual question and analyze their answer. If they answer saying how ‘hot and wet they are’ chances are, it’s a bot!