Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true?There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites.I posted the photo because it catches people's attention." 10.Photographs They say a picture's worth a thousand words—and those words are likely to be lies if the picture's on an online dating profile. Toma says in self-reports, in which study participants admitted to their own lies, "photographs were identified as the single most deceptive element of the person's profile." Yes, some were unintentionally misleading, thanks to poor camera quality and lighting, but others were purposefully altered through digital editing to be more flattering. "One should be a good head shot, another a full body shot and another of you doing something interesting," she says.Here, we examine the most frequent fabrications, how to spot them in others' profiles and why they're not worth including in yours. Height Both sexes tell tall tales, but men are more than twice as likely to (literally) stretch the truth.
"I once worked on a movie deal and got to take a picture with Matthew Mc Conaughey.
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University found that 80% of online daters lie about their height, weight or age.
The older you are, though, the less likely you are to fib, according to a study commissioned by Beautiful People.com, an online dating site where users are voted into the community.
Rather than be dishonest, skip over the weight question, recommends Ettin, who points out that people carry their pounds differently.
Instead, Ettin suggests truthfully answering the body type question, which most sites ask with a dropdown menu of limited options like "slender" and "stocky."3.
And no photo you post should be more than a year old.