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If someone is pretending to be someone they're not, they will have a difficult time keeping their fake persona different from their real life. It is impossible to be someone else 100 percent of the time and they will likely let their guard down on occasion. Sometimes things will accidentally slip out and each one of those slips is a red flag. For example, if the person you are talking to claims to have no siblings but accidentally makes a comment about their sister, take notice. If they claim to live in Sarasota, Florida during the winter but make an offhand comment about being sore from shoveling snow, take notice. That is the real person accidentally slipping out.
Of course, not everyone is out to scam you. There are plenty of legitimate daters on these sites. We all know perfectly happy people who have met online. The intention is not to question everyone and everything to the point where you become so guarded or paranoid that you never put yourself out there, but to remember the seven tips and be cautious. Be the fish that got away.