They also expect their personal information will be looked after.However this trust is often abused as our special investigation into one of Britain’s biggest internet dating companies has found.
A user can register on a Global Personals website for free.
Millions of people looking for love sign up for internet dating sites every year.
They hand over intimate details about their lives in the expectation they will meet genuine daters.
Ryan said: “It’s all about stringing them along on tenterhooks with that pretence that eventually they’ll meet up, or just swap telephone numbers.
But as soon as that comes into play you move on; you tell them you’re not going to be on the dating site any longer.