He told her he was an Irish citizen working on a Scottish oil-rig, but the reality was quite different, The Christian Post reported.The man, who went by the name “David Holmes,” ended up being a Nigerian conman who walked away with hundreds of thousands of her hard-earned dollars.Christian Mingle is a long-standing dating site that has been helping Christian singles all around the world to find their soulmate since 2001, though it has had its ups and down.The site is a proud member of the Spark Network and has been completely revitalized over the last few years, and since then its popularity bloomed.Even though the couple didn’t last past the summer, Spencer, 32, was nevertheless grateful to have met a like-minded man who shared her passion for the Christian faith.
So I spent a month on JSwipe, dharma Match, Atheist Passions and Christian Mingle.
“You get the love drug in you and you end up getting duped,” Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Cherie Bourland told KCBS radio. He [the con man] did not seem to have a Nigerian accent.
He sent her flowers, but they never met in person.” And the woman must have been smitten, because she ended up complying with two large-scale requests.
Christian Mingle had to approve my bio and photos before they went public. I thought choosing “Charismatic” would show how charming and fun I was, but Google informed me that it is in fact a kind of Christianity that “emphasizes the work of the Holy Spirit, spiritual gifts and modern-day miracles as an everyday part of a believer’s life.” Whoops.
The app chose my headline for me, which strangely announced that I was a “Single—never been married Woman.” That’s not how I usually introduce myself, but I guess my previous marital status was important to eligible Christians. At first I kept getting matched with men in their early 20s and was becoming frustrated by a lack of facial hair or bachelor’s degree.
Looking for love has its challenges, but one California divorcee had no idea what she was in for when she starting speaking with a man she met on a popular dating website — and ended up being swindled out of $500,000.