In my free online dating guide, I talk about using a service called tineye to identify fake dating profiles.In this article, I want to talk about using Google Images to do the same thing.While my example is trivial as I’m using a super model that many would recognize on first glance, the steps are still helpful in less obvious situations. Search for the Image on Google Go to and click the Images link at the top.Paste the text you copied from the previous step into the search box. Switch to Search by Image At the time of this writing, by default step 2 above won’t get you the results we want.Here I’m going to walk you through the process of using Google Images to find out if the person might be using a fake photo.Fake photos often point to fake profiles (or at least someone who’s lying about what they look like! Here I have a (fictional) profile where I’m a bit suspicious that I might be looking at someone using fake photos. Getting the Image Location from When logged into your account, open the suspicious profile and right-click the photo then: 2.
This could save the next guy the hassle of emailing a fake profile.
Just keep in mind that beautiful people can use online dating too.
In many ways I’m writing this for men as I believe scams with beautiful women are aimed more at them (for obvious reasons).
That said, this should be helpful to anyone as there are multiple reasons people put up fake photos, not just for scams.
However, you should see a link at the top that says: Click this link and you should now see matches for the image.For “real” profile photos this very well may return no results as the photo may not be on the internet.