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But for some, this world sometimes proves to be more of an ordeal than a fun-filled hunt for love. Trading Standards, a body set up to protect consumers, has recently experienced a sharp rise in the number of complaints it has received about dating websites. One woman who is no stranger to the various pitfalls of dating services is Aileen Edwards, a year-old health worker who cares for dementia sufferers.