Dating profile lies
It seems like everyone's looking for love online ... A few short years ago, we had to put some actual effort into dating and finding love. We connected with friends and headed out on the town/to the bar/to the game.
To meet possible compatible love partners, we started a new hobby, networked in our social circles, had friends set us up on blind dates, and generally spent some time looking for someone just as amazing/screwed up as we are.
The thing about online dating is that, well, it’s online. We’ve all fallen for someone’s scheming at one point or another, usually because we want to believe them, but some people are just THAT GOOD at lying.
That means that people write whatever they want and you have to believe what they tell you. What are the most common online dating profile lies? When you’re online dating, you need to take everything you read and hear with a “grain of salt”. That’s why I discourage putting professional pictures up and pictures that don’t show who you are.
The genders are plotted on different scales because of the eternal fact that men almost always make the first move, so women get many more unsolicited messages.
In a nutshell: Swiping right strokes the ego of the recipient, and paves the way to sex-on-demand.
Of course, there are online dating success stories.
Just because they say something in their profile doesn’t mean it’s true. I asked many men why they say they are looking for a relationship when they’re not and they said that that’s the only way they can get to date the quality women. Even if you’re bored and looking for something to pass the time, DON’T waste other people’s time. I suggest three pictures – one head shot, one body shot (that shows your true body type) and one picture demonstrating you doing something you love.
Well, being deceptive ISN’T the answer and people end up getting hurt! If you are really looking to get out of your relationship then clean up your mess before getting someone else involved. Good and honest pictures go a long way to getting you the partner who will want you for you!
The male heights on Ok Cupid very nearly follow the expected normal distribution — except the whole thing is shifted to the right of where it should be.