“A few guys have put up good-looking pictures of themselves and when I went to meet them in person, I didn’t recognize them because they looked nothing like the picture.” According to Woman’s Day magazine, the 10 most common things people lie about in their online dating profiles include height (guys fib significantly more), weight, physique, age, income, job type and title, lifestyle, hobbies and interests, connections to celebrities and photographs.
“Oh and one guy told me he lived alone in his own house, but it turned out he lived with his mother,” she said.
Some studies have found that men lie on their online dating profiles more often than women, while others find the opposite to be the case. Yet, while men and women are apparently both lying on their profiles, they are not lying about the same things.
The most common thing for male online daters to lie about on their profiles is their job, stating that they’ve got a better one than they actually do.
Men seem more likely to lie about professional and financial aspects of their life, while woman tend to bend the truth a little bit more about their physical appearance.
Obviously there are problems with both of these types of lies.
Do some men tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth, in their online profiles? But as a general rule, if you want to get the most out of your time in the world of online dating, it’s a good idea to start reading between the lines and take everything you see and hear with a grain of salt.
If you’re looking for the cribs-notes cheat sheet for deciphering the truth from a dating profile, then keep an eye out for those characteristics men are most likely to lie about online.
As you can see, there are both interesting differences and similarities among the most common online dating lies for men and women.Most men not only know women tend to prefer taller men, they also know women aren’t going to break out the measuring tape on a first date.Through a combination of choosing what archetype best fits their body type (athletic, a little extra, obese, thin, jacked) and the pictures they decide to include in their profile, men can be pretty good at disguising what their bodies look like.“He clearly was not when I towered over him while wearing flip-flops.” Mark Twain once said, “If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” Sure, there is virtue in honesty.But when it comes to dating, all is fair in love and war, right?On a resume, a lie is how most people get their foot in the door.