Now celebrity love rats are yesterday's news, the real scandal may lie in the use of chatbots in dating sites.
The UK's online dating regulatory board tests applicants and insists sites sign an agreement to offer its services safely, and ethically.
But what if the chatbot was created by the company itself?
Take Ashley Madison, which had its entire source code, internal company emails and 37 million customers' personal information dumped onto torrenting sites earlier this year.
Not only will it save you of your sanity, but it may also save your life as well.
It didn't respond to And Ashley Madison states: "Our Site and our Service gives users the opportunity to explore and improve their abilities to interact with others in the Site.Catfishing, phishing and sexy chat-botting: the online dating world can be a confusing place.Now Match and Tinder's parent company is gearing up to sell stocks and shares, so the spotlight is on shady practices hidden in some dating sites' code.We said yes, as long as users can’t engage with that profile and get excited or attracted to it."While decisions to engineer fake profiles are entirely up to the sites themselves, dating companies signed up to the Online Dating Association are a somewhat safer bet.That said, plenty of reputable sites such as the Inner Circle or Zoosk aren't members at the time of writing.On analysis of the code, it became clear engineers had developed female chatbots, which had in turn engaged some of its male userbase.The world gawped as a British MP, Michelle Thomson (who subsequently denied using the website) and US actor Josh Duggar (again, denied) were revealed amongst its clientele.However, there is no guarantee you will find a date or a communication partner on our Site or using our Service.Our Site and our Service also is geared to provide you with amusement and entertainment.Also known by the acronym POF, Plenty of Fish is a online dating service that is free of charge and should also be avoided like the plague.To those poor single people who end up creating such said online profile by the peer pressures of living in a couple's society , they may start to think there really is an entire sea on their lap to explore, with bountiful opportunities to meet many fine men and women.