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I thought I would start this topic to deal with a seldom talked about issue here within our growing community:

courting fraud

It is an issue that impacts both single people searching for companions (such as myself), and marriage partners looking to add to their current family situation.

I will be brave and step out here and confess that I have been a victim of courting fraud. More than a year ago I met someone online through a Christian dating site. Through a series of conversations, I discovered that she was open to the concept of plural marriage, and we had lengthy discussions concerning the subject.

She seemed sincere. She was knowledgeable about the Bible and Christian subjects in general. She seemed genuine in her faith. She had a testimony of faith that seemed legitimate.

But it was all fake. Every bit of it. To this day, looking back, I am not even sure who she was, or if she was even a woman. Sigh.

Apparently this person was able through online searches and public information to create a profile that would be an enticement. I fell for it, hook, line and sinker. When I discovered the truth, my heart was broken.

I wish that I could say that my case was unique, but after speaking with several families and individuals, I have discovered that I am not the only one to be fooled. I think what happens is that at times we are searching so hard to find that ‘perfect match’ that when someone comes along even generally meeting some of those qualities, we seem to suspend belief and sometimes just plain old common sense. We WANT it to be right, we BELIEVE it to be right, and then we are shocked to discover we have been fooled.

Believe me, I understand how difficult it is. For me as a single person, finding a companion that is open to just the CONCEPT of plural marriage severely limits the dating pool. In fact, I think it is easier for families to add a companion than for a single person to find another single person open to the concept. Maybe it is because the marri…


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