Thriving Couples Blog

Counseling individuals, families and couples in the Des Moines and Ames area -

Call today 888-233-4334

Ames Counseling Office            Des Moines Counseling Office

More Caution About ONLINE Dating

Once again, a local woman was scammed by a man acting like an online boyfriend.  Hey, online dating is creepy.  Just stop it.  You are not that desperate.  You don’t want to meet someone desperate.  People who frequent online dating sites are desperate and living a fantasy.  These automatically mean they are NOT the type of people you want to hang out with, let alone marry!  Meet people the old fashioned way: through your friends and family and network of people you trust.  Anybody can say anything and be anything online.  You don’t want to date a fantasy.  You want to date a real person!

This lady lost $12000.  She lost more than that.  Now she has her dignity to piece back together.


Check out these other blogs by Dr. Wall about the dangers of online dating:


Dr. Bing Wall is a therapist specializing in marriage and relationships and issues facing single adults with a practice in Ames and Urbandale, Iowa.  To set up a time to see Dr. Wall click here or call 888-233-8473.  For more information about Dr. Wall click here.

Need Individual Or Couples Counseling? Call 888-233-4334 or email

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bing in Ames, Iowa click here

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Bing in Des Moines click here