Most users feel slightly awkward when joining online dating services. Lots of users create fake profiles to "surf through" their options before committing to an account. Uploading pictures of puppies or flowers doesn't reveal anything personal about the user, and it's unlikely they'll match up with too many users, but it does allow them to check out the service.
While dating profiles don't disclose who users interact with, social media platforms offer some insight into the connections a profile has. If someone reaches out to you on Instagram or Facebook and has thousands (or barely any) friends or followers, it is an indication the account is new or used for spamming purposes. 2b1af7f3a8