Interestingly, the AARP says that men fall victim to these scams more often, but that women are more likely to report the scam.
In the age of smartphones and frictionless-dating apps, sex addiction is like being hooked on a drug that's always available in unlimited supply.
They are Dan, Alex, and Marty, budding investment bankers at the same financial firm, which recruited Alex and Marty straight from an Ivy League campus.
When asked if they’ve been arranging dates on the apps they’ve been swiping at, all say not one date, but two or three: “You can’t be stuck in one lane …
People are often ashamed to come forward and admit that they’ve been duped.
But unlike other addictions, this one isn't officially recognized.
There's no health coverage for it, no medication, and for those trapped in its strange and unrelenting spell, no easy way out.
SEX ADDICTION— diagnosing it, treating it, portraying it on-screen—is big business.
The number of certified sex-addiction therapists has more than doubled since 2008, according to the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.