Around 62 percent of Indians who were surveyed are planning to use the AI chatbot ChatGPT to help write their love letters this Valentine’s Day, the highest out of all the countries surveyed, with 73 percent also using AI to boost their dating profiles, a report showed on Thursday.

With ChatGPT starting to infiltrate every aspect of our daily lives, 78 percent of Indians surveyed were also unable to spot the difference between a love letter written by the AI chatbot and one written by a human, according to the report by cyber-security company McAfee.

The vast majority (60 percent) of Indian respondents preferred a machine-generated love note.

The most popular reason given for using AI as a ghost-writer was that it would make the sender feel more confident (59 percent), others cited lack of time (32 percent) or lack of inspiration (26 percent), while 14 percent said it would just be quicker and easier, believing they would not be found out.

However, 57 percent of respondents said they would be offended if they found out the note they had received was produced by a machine.

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“With Valentine’s Day around the corner, it’s important to stay vigilant and use security solutions that can help safeguard your privacy and identity and protect you from clicking on malicious links a scammer might send,” said Steve Grobman, McAfee Chief Technology Officer.

“It is easy to drop your guard when chatting to a potential partner but it’s important to be on alert if you’re asked suspicious requests for money or personal information,” Grobman added.

With the rise in popularity of artificial intelligence, particularly tools such as ChatGPT that anybody with a web browser can access, the chances of receiving machine-generated information are on the rise.

In fact, 76 percent of Indians admit to being catfished — which is when somebody pretends to be someone they’re not online — or knowing somebody who has.

Additionally, 89 percent of Indian respondents have engaged in direct conversations with strangers on social media across platforms, compared to 66 percent globally.

“Those looking for love are often more vulnerable to scams, and cyber criminals use that to their advantage, engaging in long, sophisticated attempts to steal from their victims,” said the report.