NY POST -- Sep 27 -- "The guys that women meet on dating sites, at least 50 percent of the time they are lying," says New York private investigator Skipp Porteous. Sherlock Investigations offers a comprehensive check for $500. Intelius just started a major scare-tactic ad campaign which includes one TV commercial where a woman is blissfully unaware she is about to go on a date with a violent sex offender. If only she knew, the ad seems to say, she could buy a $50 criminal background check online. Dating guru Liz H. Kelly, author of Smart Man Hunting, advises using a secondary e-mail address, never giving out more than a cellphone number and always meeting in a public place. When Truedater users were polled recently, the #1 gripe cited about online daters was with lying about physical appearance, #2 was marital status and #3 was age.
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