Nancy*, a 47-year-old single mother from North Yorkshire was conned out of over £350,000 that way: “I wasn't comfortable, and then I got so far in I couldn't get myself out, and I didn't want to walk away having lost £50,000 or what-have-you, so you keep going in the hope that you're wrong and this person is genuine,” she explained to the BBC.Nancy is now facing bankruptcy, and although her case is extreme, the average victim of online dating fraud loses £10,000 according to Action Fraud.
I finally realized that having the same interests isn’t that important when it comes to compatibility.
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But hear me out: Dating a carbon copy of yourself can eventually get really boring (unless you’re Kanye West, I guess). This doesn’t mean that you and your partner should get into a full-blown fight over issues that you don’t agree on.
Rather, you can respectfully agree to disagree and accept these differences. You’ll probably grow tired of the person that you’re with. You’re so happy that you’ve found this person and they’re so similar to you that they feel like an extension of yourself. If you’re not with someone who challenges you to be a little different, to think outside the box, or to consider new perspectives, then things are going to fizzle out fast.
Here are 7 reasons why having common interests in a relationship is overrated. It’s especially bad if you find that you and your partner share the same opinions and flaws, because the relationship will probably fizzle out more quickly. You’ll probably never get out of your comfort zone. If you and your partner have the same interests, you’ll probably grow comfortable and stick to the same routine, day in and day out. And speaking of comfort zones, since you’re so content with doing the same things over and over again, you probably don’t even think about the fact that your relationship lacks excitement and adventure.