To speak to two victims, you had to know in good detail the story spun to each of them,” he added.
Get Safe Online: Despite claiming to be very digitally aware, millennials and Gen Z cybercrime victims lose far more money in the cyber attacks, averaging £613.22 compared to £214.70 for the older generation.
Such choices are largely intuitive: our social radar, honed over hundreds of thousands of years of group living, is finely tuned, and operates almost entirely beneath our conscious awareness.
Online, however, we rarely get the chance to use these intuitive social smarts.
This new phenomenon is as scary as it sounds: being zombied - the next dating fad that's bound to drive you up the wall.
It starts off with similar behaviour to ghosting, where someone you have been chatting with goes days without responding or acknowledging your message.
If you are introduced to someone at a party, you know pretty quickly whether you’re interested in them, or whether you have enough in common to want to see them again.
Mr Donaldson, a PR consultant living in East London, added: “Being a densely populated and large city there is a lot of activity.
“I have met up with a few people so far, and while not all have been successful on a dating side it is a good way to meet nice people - I've met some cool people through it some of whom are just friends of mine now.” The survey of 1000 adults also revealed that the most popular day of the week to use dating apps like Tinder and Bumble is a Thursday, and most popular date for Londoners is a casual drink.
Hogi told Bonos that the best way to handle the situation is to acknowledge the passage of time and own up to the act.
"Just do it respectfully and like a grownup", she said.