Find Out How This Woman is Using a Popular Dating Site to Make $20 Million

A Toronto woman has made a shock­ing rev­e­la­tion about the valid­ity of dat­ing web sites. Dori­ana Silva was hired by a pop­u­lar dat­ing web site that spe­cial­izes in find­ing part­ners for peo­ple who are inter­ested in hav­ing an extra­mar­i­tal affair, which hap­pens to be how a lot of sugar daddy/sugar baby rela­tion­ships start.

If you’ve ever joined a dat­ing site to find a sugar daddy, you’ve prob­a­bly found your­self ques­tion­ing whether a pro­file was really as good as it looked. Silva’s story is proof that you can never take any­thing at face value.

While under their employ­ment, Silva was required to cre­ate 1,000 “fake female pro­files” for the dat­ing site that were sup­posed to entice men to join the Brazil­ian branch of the web site. She asked for a break from writ­ing the fake dat­ing pro­files to rest her aching wrists, but her request was denied and she was forced to keep writ­ing them, result­ing in such severe pain that she wasn’t able to work for the next two years. She’s now suing the dat­ing com­pany for a whop­ping $20.0 mil­lion in damages.

Silva’s case just con­firms the fear that many peo­ple have about dat­ing sites. From the 1,000 pro­files she cre­ated, none of them relate to “any real human beings at all.”

This doesn’t mean that all dat­ing pro­files are phony. If you’re into online dat­ing or are inter­ested in giv­ing it a try, here are a cou­ple tips to weed out pro­files that really are too good to be true:

• Look at their pic­tures. If there’s only one pic­ture, there’s a bet­ter chance that it was just taken from some­where else. It’s also sketchy if all of the pic­tures look like pro­fes­sional shots.

• Look for dat­ing pro­files that are writ­ten can­didly and per­son­ably. If the dat­ing pro­file is writ­ten like a pro­fes­sional resume, there’s a good chance it might actu­ally be writ­ten by a professional.

• Look for lit­tle details. A fake pro­file will often blur over impor­tant details to avoid get­ting caught. It also doesn’t hurt to check the spelling of things like city names or employ­ers if they’re included. If they’re spelled incor­rectly, that’s a red flag.

What do you think: Have you ever lied about any­thing in your online dat­ing profile?


Roy, J., “Woman Sues Dat­ing Site Claim­ing She Hurt Her Wrist Cre­at­ing Fake Pro­files of Sexy Ladies,” TIME web site, Novem­ber 11, 2013;

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About Isabella

I was never patriotic, so when Independence Day came, the last thing on my mind was to go out and celebrate. I was bored and I was lonely, and though they weren’t my normal crowd, thesse girls were friends and family members who I grew up with. But Diana had her man, Marsha had hers, and my cousin Lisa had her own. I was the only one who was single and my taste was just too high; the kind of men they dated did not appeal to me. I wanted the executive, the entrepreneur. I was 22 and unhappy about my life. I yearned to be in a relationship; I felt I had so much to give a man, and yet I was single. My friends and I waited for cab and I was still second-guessing whether or not I really wanted to go out. While we were waiting, an older looking gentleman driving a blue pick-up truck drove up to us. As he slowed, he said, “Don’t move. I’m coming right back!” He drove off, leaving a trail of his cologne, as he sped away to drop off the construction workers sitting in the back of the truck. Literally moments later, he came back, stopped in front of us, asked us where we were going, and told us to get in. It turns out his name was Keith. After Keith dropped us off, I realized I didn’t want to stay and asked him to take me back to where he picked us up from. He turned, looked at me, and said, “You were the reason why I picked you all up. I wanted to get to know you. So, I’m happy you decided to leave with me.”