So we fib a little to “get in the door” and hope that we don’t seem too different from our descriptions.
Given that 81% of people lie, I think it’s time to stop getting so bent out of shape when they do, and simply assume that everyone is fudging a little bit – some, more than others.
The in-depth studies found that about 81 percent of people misrepresent their height, weight or age in their profiles.
If you have nothing to hide, then this has never occurred to you.I’m a 38-year-old guy with a decent job, a solid education, and good income.So if I change my age from 44 to 39, or post a picture that was taken 5 years and 25lbs ago, it will give me a greater chance to get in the door. Not to mention the highly creative indulgences cited in the original email.If I tell the truth – that I’m middle aged and slightly overweight – the only people who will pay attention to me are homely and desperate 60-year-old men.” Needless to say, it works the exact same way for men. Listen, I’ve been on the CBS Early Show defending women lying about their age. After all, anyone can decry someone who lies: what ELSE are they hiding?There are millions of Americans seeking love on the Internet.
Little do they know that teams of scientists are eagerly watching them trying to find it.Which I more or less agree with, but my question is, how can I tell between “a little” and “a lot? I just got back from a week-long vacation and discovered in my inbox a link to this eye-opening article posted by the fine folks at Ok Cupid, entitled “The Big Lies People Tell in Online Dating.” However, for all of the dating site’s advanced metrics and data, the subtitle of the piece could simply have been, “Duh.” Ok Cupid merely confirmed what you and me –and everyone else who has ever dated online has seen ourselves – there is no detail small enough to resist exaggerating. What I found fascinating was that the older you are, the more likely you are to lie. Really, I could spin any number of cockamamie theories, but the truth is much simpler.The only things you may find surprising are that women lie about their height and income just as much as men do. You may conclude that people over the age of 35 are simply less ethical. Older people lie because they need to lie to get attention from the most desirable people.I’m fairly new to your site, and to dating in general – back on the market after a long marriage – so, at this point, I’m mainly trying to figure out how things work, and what the unwritten rules and policies of the dating game are.I’ve had an account on a dating site for the last two months.So when the market gets more and more competitive – and you recognize the realities of the situation, you’re forced into a tough decision: Most women say to themselves: “There are hundreds of women on here who are younger and thinner than I am.