It was a shocking revelation to those of us who’d known a rowdy, raunchy frat boy in undergrad and suddenly saw the poised, purple-haired woman who’d been hiding for all those years.
My friend said coming out on Facebook was a liberating experience for her.
It's not the first time scam artists have hit the personal ads.
In August, the Better Business Bureau flagged a group pretending to be military members -- soldiers who needed a little financial help.
Loveisrespect Text for Help Services, sponsored by Mary Kay Inc.Trans daters can be easily overlooked by the general dating populace.Some dating websites don’t even give “transgender” as an option when signing up! It turns out that the crippling fear of an awkward first date is the least of your troubles.A fraud is sweeping online dating sites, according to a special report in this month’s issue of Glamour Magazine.This is a psa brought to you by a woman who is fed up with idiots thinking I am one.Last year a college friend of mine came out as a transgender woman.She was lucky to have the support of her longtime girlfriend, who stayed with her throughout her transition — but not every trans person has a committed partner to give them love and acceptance regardless of gender identity.Unfortunately, there’s still a stigma working against trans men and women, especially in the romance department.The government is warning would-be online lovebirds to beware of scam artists just looking for holiday hearts to break.The Federal Trade Commission says that instant love found online may not be the real thing."In a typical scenario, the scam artist creates a fake profile, gains the trust of an online love interest, and then asks that person to wire money -- usually to a location outside the United States," the FTC said.