Speed Dating is a fun way to meet lots of eligible singles in a short period of time!
The basic concept: gather a large group of people together at a venue, send them on a series of quick 5-minute dates with each other, and hope that magical love connections are made!
According to recent figures, these requests for cash appear to be working.
There were 651 dating scams reported in the three months to August this year, with the average victim paying out £9,589.
Ms Melotti, who is known for her inspiring Quest for Beauty project and stunning photographs, also has a successful travel-focused personal Instagram account.
And while this account was originally created simply to boost her profile and raise awareness for her project, she eventually found herself wrapped up in the competitive Instagram community.'I know I'm a huge hypocrite.
Online dating: It is not that hard, and yet so many people make it so hard.
Someone you have started to develop a relationship with online might first ask for money for travel costs, or say they have lost their plane ticket so need to borrow some cash for a new one.
They might say a family member is ill and they need funds for urgent medical treatment.
, users are being warned to be vigilant while online, particularly as the fraudster's tactics are becoming more elaborate.
Action Fraud UK, the country's fraud and internet crime reporting centre, says it has been alerted to new methods used by dating fraudsters.