In their mind, they are presenting their best self.
How someone sees themselves in their mind is the picture they try to portray for others to see, too, so they are basically just delusional. Hit me in the comments section to tell me how you were lied to online.
So what does this mean for you and your attempts at online dating success? Assume the men you meet might not be quite as tall, as successful or as connected as they say they are, and then decide whether you’d still consider dating them regardless.
The survey of 1,000 single adults, commissioned by online dating community Beautiful People.com, revealed that women lie about the size of their bust, pretend to work in entertainment and also claim to be friendly with celebrities to make themselves seem more attractive.
First Met.com’s study found that almost 1 in 2 women are going to want to know a man’s employment status on the first date.
And as you’d imagine, many men lie about how much they make in their online dating profiles (rounding up of course).
Sex advice columnist extraordinaire Dan Savage has stated he assumes every man with an online profile is probably two to five years older than he actually is.
This is a fair assumption to make even if I think the percentage of men lying about their age online isn’t quite as numerous as Savage suggests and is likely more common among daters in their 30s, 40s and 50s than among seniors and 20-somethings.