Fifty-three percent of American people surveyed said they lied in their online dating profiles.
How in the world are you supposed to discover your TRUE match when what is being put out there isn't true?
He was, for the uninitiated, referring to the global mania unleashed last week not over more revelations of sexual sleaze but of…
I wouldn’t blame you – it’s not a particularly gripping or momentous story, unless (like me) you have an abiding interest in the curious dynamics of dating.
It's as if some online daters are not hoping to have a romantic evening but rather are preparing to do battle by jousting with their noses. Do they really think that when they finally encounter their date in person, that it won't be immediately obvious that they are two cup sizes smaller, two inches shorter and 20 pounds heavier than they claimed online?
The results uncovered a shameful excess of dishonesty from people purportedly looking to find their one true match.In fact, a third of those surveyed said they falsified their information so much that it prevented them from getting a second date.The only saving grace appears to be that with age comes wisdom.It's not vilification people; it's a lack of common sense.Men admitted to lying about height, weight and physique in their top five lies -- behind jobs and ahead of money -- and women lied about weight, age, physique, and height, with money rounding out the top five. Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.The Internet allows us the freedom to represent ourselves in a way we wish people would see us or the way we wish we could actually be.Unless you are happy living in cyber space indefinitely, your misrepresentations will no doubt come back to haunt you.What really fascinates are the eternal questions: does he/she really like me? I get the sense that the answer, even to the long-married, is not necessarily revealed – ever.Think you're going to go see that thin, blonde, buxom woman you've been chatting with online when you meet her for drinks tonight? After reviewing how many people have had to be turned away from my site, Beautiful People.com, because they had been deceitful in their application, I thought it would be prudent to commission a survey and dig a little deeper in to the most common deceptions.Today, it is the last sphere in which gender remains a mystery.All the fuss over the rights and wrongs of the protagonists seen through the lens of modern gender politics is just noise.