People make fake dating profiles for several different reasons. Sometimes its because of their own insecurities. Most users feel slightly awkward when joining online dating services. Lots of users create fake profiles to surf through their options before committing to an account.
How do fake dating profiles work?
People who create fake profiles want to catch your eye. They use words or pictures that they think will spark your interest. They create profiles with specific people in mind and they are targeting their profiles to a specific audience to try and get the best results.
Why are there fake profiles?
Foreign governments are also known to use fake profiles in order to share false information about American politics. There are also many reports of someone creating fake or anonymous accounts in order to spy on their ex. While Facebook is getting better and identifying fake accounts, it is still possible.