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Some websites gather data about you and crunch the numbers with all kinds of mathematical formulas and algorithms in order to fill up your inbox with compatible matches.A year on, they are planning to move in together and have discussed marriage.‘Of course, I would much rather be £15,000 better off and have met Dan through work or friends, but life just wasn’t panning out that way,’ says Abra.I wanted to meet someone special.’ So Abra paid £15,000 to a high-end introduction agency.And, in her case, money did buy love, as just four months after Abra parted with her savings, her matchmaker introduced her to Dan, a management consultant.Another bone of contention hindering the online dating reputation is the fraud and scam element that exists today, which is fuelled by desperate gangs of online crooks who strategically and calculatingly disguise themselves as worthy adversaries.