Police said they're going to have a talk with the woman's family so they are aware of what happened and can keep an eye on her in the future so this doesn't happen again.
Troy police said there's nothing they can do to investigate the case because it's likely the "suspect" involved four or five different people online in different countries looking for just the right person.
However, John Cacioppo, a psychology professor at the University of Chicago, found that more than one third of marriages between 20 started on the Internet.
In his 2013 study, he ascertained that couples who have met online have 1.6 percent fewer marriage breakups, and also higher marriage satisfaction ratings.
So, with mixed responses, I delved further into the world of cyber romance — warily, but with an open mind.
For the purposes of my study, I limited my age range from 22 to 30, a pool representative of “millennials” mostly upperclassmen and recent post-grads.
The company just filed to go public three weeks ago.
As freshmen, my friends and I giggled abashedly as we downloaded the app, only to swipe sarcastically, we affirmed.
The woman sent hundreds of thousands of dollars to someone who doesn't even exist, sending shockwaves through the Troy community. "I mean, I would think twice before I gave somebody that much money." Troy police have never had a scam in which so much money was stolen, and it's the talk of the town. But police said the 58-year-old grandmother was that trusting, and perhaps lonely.
You can read the other pieces in this issue here and here.
*Disclaimer: All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals.
Since its release as a 0 million start-up in 2012, Tinder has boasted over 9 billion matches.
Match, the parent company that owns Tinder, Ok Cupid, and other dating apps, touted a .3 million profit in the first half of this year.