Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true? There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites. The older you are, though, the less likely you are to fib, according to a study commissioned by BeautifulPeople. Here, we examine the most frequent fabrications, how to spot them in others' profiles and why they're not worth including in yours.
How to Tell If Your Online Date Is a Liar | HuffPost Life
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? Think that "affluent man" who you're about to join for an expensive dinner, will be able to pay for both of you? Think again! Running an exclusive online dating site myself, I can attest to the constant battle in working to maintain the integrity of online dating communities by weeding out disingenuous profiles -- yes, surprise surprise! Online daters lie.
Using old photos is extremely common as well. But, not surprising some people lie about their marital status, saying they are divorced when they are still separated or have never even filed. If you are worried about meeting men online who are liars, take a good look first at your own profile. Where did you feel OK to fib a little?
When we were little kids growing up, we'd call out our friends if we found out they were fibbing and yell, "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire. Our childhood game has followed many singles into adulthood, where the Internet is the easiest feeding ground for white lies, as well as big major lies. The desire to fit into a search, or idealize who we want to be ends up in many online dating profiles and social networking sites. Are singles worldwide really that insecure? Do you want to date someone who has lied about their age, height, income, job, marital status and more?