The image of a cybercafe full of 20-30somethings, all earnestly and quietly working away at their computers, like the scene at many Starbucks or university coffee shops.Only the diligent aren’t working on sales reports or homework. It was also interesting to learn that they even have their own theme song “I Go Chop Your Dollars” written by Osofia, which goes like this: “419 is just a game, you are the losers, we are the winners.
419 is just a game, we are the masters, you are the losers.” But the thing which was most interesting were what these scam artists had to say about you. [The scammers] have the belief that white men are stupid and greedy. There’s this belief that for every dollar they lose, the American government will pay them back in some way.” So, just in case you weren’t sure about the seriousness of 419 scams…just in case you think that it’s just a few people, and they are going to go away, think again.It doesn’t really matter how good looking you are, there should be a decent photo of yourself and not just a “passable selfie”. Choosing a presentable photo of yourself instantly makes your dating game stronger because it shows #effort. She must be someone that I want to meet and interact with, and someone whom I can see myself falling for. Fernando, 26 A nice smile and a genuine bio would convince me.If I’m on the fence, I’m more likely to swipe right if her Instagram is linked so I know it’s not a catfish.Recently an LA Times reporter actually sat in some Nigerian cybercafes and interviewed the scammers who were sitting there sending out their 419 scams.There were a few things which were particularly interesting to me.Martens, a cropped band tee (preferably Metallica), a string choker, high cheekbones, strong brow game, artsy micro bangs, long-winged eyeliner and mascara, and piercings on her ear lobe, helix and anti-tragus.
Mandon, 22 Her profile should just have a pop culture reference and an Instagram link.
Yiyang, 21 I’d say having a decent bio is important, and a picture that makes it clear who you are—I don’t have time to analyse group photos for the person who’s in each one.
I also appreciate seeing a Spotify connection because music taste is super important to me.
We asked 15 Singaporean guys about what they look for when they swipe right on dating apps and here’s what they said.
I want a girl with black ripped jeans, black high-cut Dr.
Case in point: Gabriel, 22 If their bio is funny, that’s a plus. If there are photos of them playing sports such as volleyball or basketball, I’ll definitely swipe right. If they can reference my favourite shows such as The Office or Game of Thrones, I’ll definitely swipe right.