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He says he used to use online dating sites but was always frustrated by the process. “And if you go on a date with someone and there’s no chemistry, you’re still stuck trying to entertain them for the rest of the date.” Cafferata met his wife at the mall, ending his tumultuous relationship with online dating.
But he still wants to solve the online dating problem. The entire experience, including filling out your profile, happens on a mobile device.
A man calling himself "John" messaged her and through daily phone calls and messages on Facebook, he gained her trust.
He spoke with what she thought was a British accent and his picture on Facebook portrayed a nice-looking man with graying hair and a beard.