Most services also encourage members to add photos or videos to their profile.
Once a profile has been created, members can view the profiles of other members of the service, using the visible profile information to decide whether or not to initiate contact.
As these scams tend to go, after he connected with the victims online, Koranteng allegedly called, emailed and texted to build "romantic relationships with the victims." That led to requests for money to help made-up family members who were supposedly sick, for phony plane trips and to help him with what turned out to be bogus investments. And it proved to be costly to elderly victims who were looking for love on popular dating sites, including and Chemistry.com, authorities said.A Maryland man was accused of targeting seniors who decided to cast a wider web in their search for romance.The senior population has steadily increased with each passing year.For those who don’t have the option or simply don’t want to meet other singles through family and friends, here are the top five ways seniors are finding love in 2017 for those who are seeking friendship, intimacy or love: There’s one notable way in which the dating scene has changed since most seniors were last dating — the Internet.Such companies offer a wide variety of unmoderated matchmaking services, most of which are profile-based.