While the Internet does allow you the freedom to represent yourself any way you wish, this freedom does’t quite translate well into the real world.
If you want to make meaningful, face to face connections with people beyond the realm of the Internet, you’re probably better off telling the truth.
And what about those situations where friends help one another with wording and descriptions on their profiles to bring out their best characteristics?
Is this honest, friendly input or a form of cheating?
On the other hand, that someone’s photo is a few years old is probably not a reason to consider that person dishonest about appearance.
Another point to consider: sometimes people lie accidentally.
In spite of the differences between genders and nationalities, there seems to be one consistent truth that transcends all groups of people: the older people get, the less likely they are to lie on their profiles.
This seems to be the one redeeming factor within the studies conducted upon online dating lies, and it seems to prove the age-old fact that with age comes greater wisdom.One study has found that while 53% of Americans have told lies on their profiles, just 44% of British online daters have done the same.Does this mean that Britons are a more honest people?Last week we focused on harmful lies and deceit associated with online dating scams and the financial distress they can cause the vulnerable. Online dating profiles are, in many ways, mini-advertisements, and people try to sell you the very best versions of themselves in a short profile.But what about the softer side of deception, when potential dates fudge some vitals or use an outdated photo? In addition, because many online dating sites have cut-off points that categorize people, some people might fudge their numbers to get into categories where they think they might be more compatible with group members.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.