But if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.An internet dating site which offers the promise of no-strings-attached "hook-ups" has been forced to tighten up its vetting procedures after it was revealed that less than 0.2% of its users were women seeking casual sex.The Plenty of Fish website, which counts its membership at 55 million people worldwide, is to scrap its "intimate encounters" function after it became apparent that many of its female users were not what they seemed.Markus Frind, the founder of the site Plenty of Fish, said he had taken radical action after complaints of harassment by women, and the discovery that many of its female profiles were bogus.But the increasing use of smartphone apps had enabled a small core of men to use the site exclusively for casual "hook-ups", leading many women to complain of harassment.An estimated 2% of the site's male users "started to use POF as more of a hook-up site, mostly due to the casual nature of mobile phone use", Frind acknowledged.
One 21-year-old user told the Independent: "I used to get all sorts emailing me, asking to be my slave and asking for sex. It seems people just want casual fun."Another, aged 29, said: "At first I was shocked, but it happened so often, it just became laughable.
I wouldn't say I'm very attractive but I was getting about 53 emails a day from men."Sometimes I would get alerts at 3am, from men telling me their wife wanted a threesome.