In Singapore, the relationship between love and money is a bit too close for comfort.
First dates are often filled with excessive talk of careers and income, while a marriage proposal is usually a sign that it's time to pick up the keys to your BTO flat.
It's thus sadly ironic that more and more people here are losing money through love-related scams.
We Chat hooker scam Users of We Chat, China's answer to Whats App, should know of the "find friends" function.
Basically, the device supplies you with a list of random strangers in the vicinity, all of whom are also looking for connections.
You're then free to send messages to whomever you fancy based on their photos-and as expected, "whomever you fancy" usually means nubile young XMMs.
For some reason, We Chat has also become a hotbed of escorts looking for their next customer.
Millions have been lost thanks to these We Chat scams.
If you're hoping to rely on this app to find your life partner, maybe it's time to switch to Tinder instead.
Dating website scam Just as the mostly male We Chat users have their pretty young girl scammers, lonely females on dating website have their dashing online lovers.
What starts out as a harmless text conversation turns steamy when the women reveal that they're offering sexual services, and the men agree to meet them to do the deed.
But before meeting up, the girls ask for money, the most common request being to buy Alipay or i Tunes credits.