I’ve had an account on a dating site for the last two months.I’ve had a decent number of people contact me, and we mostly click fairly well when we meet in person.Fifty-three percent of American people surveyed said they lied in their online dating profiles.
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.Unfortunately it’s becoming increasingly difficult to take a man’s online dating profile at face value.A recent study conducted by First found that 1 in 3 men admit to lying on a online dating profile compared to fewer than 1 in 5 women, and that 55 percent of women who have used online dating have had a bad experience.Probably because over 20 percent of women post old pictures of themselves when they were younger and often thinner. A man could easily swindle a woman into a date, or even a relationship, before the woman discovers he's not a prince but a pauper.More than 40 percent of men try this tactic, confessing they wanted to make their job sound more prestigious.And remember that women are not the only gender with a preference in the body shape of a mate.Is it any different to a man asking a woman her weight?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?Women lie more than men by nearly 10 percentage points! Perhaps they assume their personalities will magically make up for the fact they do not look anything like the picture that was posted online. Although fewer men lie than women, their top lie is about having a job that is better than the one they've actually got.But wait, one third of women do this too, saying they wanted to make their job sound more glamorous. Americans lie more than Britons, by 9 percentage points.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.