2 truths and a lie online dating
Height Both sexes tell tall tales, but men are more than twice as likely to (literally) stretch the truth.Twenty-two percent of guys and 10% of women in the Beautiful poll admitted to fibbing here. The UW/Cornell study measured participants in person and found more than 50% were untruthful about their heights in their online profiles, with guys fibbing "significantly more." Who can blame them?
"Some clever women downplay their intelligence," says Hodge. "I once took a woman camping because I remembered her profile said she enjoyed it," says Jonathan, a 39-year-old online dater in San Antonio, TX.
Ettin sees this with her female clients, but she encourages them to tell the truth. Hobbies and Interests "There's a lot of ambiguity users take advantage of," notes Dr. For example, Match.com's Interests section allows members to check boxes next to sports, but "it doesn't specify if this is something you do often, did in the past or just watch on television," says Dr. So even those who went ice skating one or twice might check that as an interest. "I hate camping, but I wanted to take her because I was into her. Connections to Celebrities Perhaps the most interesting finding of the Beautiful survey was that 3.3% of people said they lied in their profiles about knowing celebrities, and 3.7% said they lied about meeting famous people through work.
Job Type and Title Income isn't the sole career point guys falsify; 42% of men in the Beautiful survey admitted to lying about some aspect of their job, from their title to how many people they supervise.
Women weren't far behind at 32%, but they were more likely than the men to demote themselves.
"Everyone knows women prefer tall men on the whole," says Erika Ettin, who founded A Little Nudge to coach people on their online dating profiles.
And a study from dating site Ok Cupid confirms taller men receive more messages.
"Weight fluctuates to some degree," which is why it's a popular characteristic about which to fib.
The UW/Cornell study found women and men subtract 8.5 and 1.5 pounds, respectively, on average.
I posted the photo because it catches people's attention."10.