Young adults, for example, and especially young adults enrolled in full-time studies, are likely to enjoy greater access to large numbers of potential partners in their normal day to day activities than older adults who have been in the workplace for several or perhaps many years.
Not only do current policies in many organizations actively discourage workplace romance (thus eliminating what may be, for many individuals, the single largest pool in which they might seek partners), but older adults may also have less time for socializing outside of work hours than do younger adults who have not yet entered the workforce full-time (Brym & Lenton, 2001).
This would be an interesting and beneficial topic for researchers to study.
We used data from an online survey (N = 175) about Internet romance to explore the possibility that age might be associated with variation in people's perceptions of and experiences with online personals ads and Internet dating sites.
People will find ways manipulate others if they really want to.
None of the research I found offered a solution of how to change or avoid this problem.
If we further assume that—for reasons we will outline next—older adults may also be more motivated than younger adults to take advantage of technological advances that might facilitate achieving their romantic objectives, Socioemotional Selectivity Theory provides a theoretical justification for predicting that, compared to younger adults, older adults should be more motivated to invest in dating activity.
Possible explanations for and implications of these findings are discussed.
The present paper reports the results of an online survey conducted to explore people's experiences with online dating and, in particular, their use of online personals ads to initiate romantic relationships.
I think trust needs to be established first before people show their picture to others.
Other than that I don’t think that there is any other way to avoid this problem.