It seemed like an easy way to dive back into the dating pool after leaving a relationship.
But the anticipated flood of attention was more of a trickle: five messages in three days, and one or two messages each day thereafter.
The two accused are each facing eight counts each of fraud and theft, and numerous other charges are pending.
The pair was arrested in a joint operation with the Edmonton Police Service Cyber Crimes Investigative Detail and Technological Crimes Unit and members of the Calgary Police on Thursday, February 18 at two homes in southwest Calgary.
Edmonton police said two men are facing a number of charges in connection to an online dating scam that saw multiple male targets throughout western Canada lose tens of thousands of dollars.
Its alleged Mourad Aytour, 42, and Saed Teeti, 36, targeted multiple males on online dating sites that are frequented by older gay males.
Then, she tried a photo of herself, digitally altered to make her appear Caucasian, and saw even more messages filling up her inbox.
The idea of merely going to the movies or a restaurant is increasingly seen as being passé.