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If you stop replying at any point, so does the bot.

While some sites, such as Ashley Madison, actually rely on bots in order to convert paying memberships, even the most popular sites have been infested with fake profiles and bot interactions, including Tinder.

Depending on the niche, an online dating site is likely to have a large gender imbalance, as is the case with Ashley Madison.

The Facebook Messenger chatbot aimed at 18-24 year olds engages the customer in conversation before trying to persuade them to play a dating game.

If you engage, you get a free voucher and the chance to win a trip to Japan.

But these types of misrepresentations pale in comparison to being contacted by a bot, the biggest phony of them all. You might be texting with a promising date that turns out to be nothing but sophisticated software mimicking a human.

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Check out the sites where bots are regularly looking for love, and be on the lookout for attractive profiles that seem a little too eager to connect with you.

Ashley Madison The Rolling Stone article pointed out that 80% of all paying conversions were due to an interaction with a bot, known as “Ashley’s Angels.” In fact, in 2012, one former employee sued the company for repetitive strain injuries as a result of creating over a hundred such bots to lure men into a paying membership.

Macquarie University media professor Catharine Lumby, who also runs workshops on respectful relationships, says boundaries are important, regardless of whether it is a bot or a person."If you say I'm uncomfortable or please stop - that's the end of the conversation.""After that it's stalking."Boost Juice says the bots' responses are based on how risque you've proven to be in the initial matchmaking phase. [And] if you don't message back it stops automatically," Boost's Head of Digital Christian Mc Gilloway told But you can access the bots without going through the 'dating game' vetting system, leaving room for minors to access sexually suggestive and automated conversations.