Predators also pose as ideal boyfriends, making them seem to be every girls dream guy, and again, they add pictures to bolster the deception.
It is extremely easy to lie about who you are in an online profile.
You can post any picture you want and claim it is of you. They pose as teenaged girls when they are really grown men and pictures posted alongside the false profile fool other users (this is called "catfishing").
When it comes to friendships and relationships it’s a brave new world thanks to the Internet.
There are tons of horror stories about teens being lured off the Internet and into compromising positions by pedophiles and sex traffickers.
Unfortunately these types of stories are not merely urban legends.
These sites are not dating sites and, unlike reputable online dating services, the friendship building sites rarely screen users.
All it takes to become a member is a username, a password and 5 minutes to build a profile.