Man poses as woman on dating site
The young man, who goes by the username OKCThrowawaymade his profile on OKCupid using a photo of a female friend, but filled every other section in honestly with a few pronoun switches here and there.
Confused that he wasn't getting replies from his matches, Sy decided to dress up and learn how other men chatted up women to see where he was going wrong.
It started innocently enough over a conversation at the pub with friends.
But they were adamant these sites are catnip for liars and sexual predators. Pale-faced, I turn to Stephanie and show her some of the messages.
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