But instead of finding romance, many find a scammer trying to trick them into sending money.Read about the stories romance scammers make up and learn the #1 tip for avoiding a romance scam.In 2018, online dating revenue in the United States amounted to 555 million U. In comparison, Tinder had a 34.5 percent daily usage rate and Bumble had a 29.2 percent daily access rate.Bumble is a dating app founded by former co-founder of Tinder, Whitney Wolfe, and is marketed as a feminist dating app where users have options of searching for romantic matches or, in "BFF mode", friends. Maya Diamond is a Dating and Relationship Coach in Berkeley, CA.
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In 2018, people reported losing 3 million to romance scams—a higher total than for any other type of scam reported to the FTC.
The median reported loss was ,600, and, for people over 70, it was ,000.