Half of people lie on dating profiles... which sounds like a lie

24 October 2013

leslie grantham A new study has revealed that more than half of people using internet dating sites tell lies on their profiles, which is a rather surprising figure as you'd expect it to be closer to 100% fibbers.

Pew Research said that in the 'Internet and American Life Project', 54% of online daters have "seriously misrepresented" themselves on dating websites, telling whoppers about their height, income and age.

Naturally, people tell porkies in a bid to get a more attractive date, but there's another angle - seems that some people don't actually realise that they're lying. These people are those that think they still look the same as they did from the photo they took ten years ago.

The study also show that people who use online dating sites are often disappointed, because sometimes they create "a fantasy" about another person that doesn't pan out in real life.

Women are more likely than men to have had a bad experience dating online with roughly 42% of female online daters claiming they were unsatisfied. Just like offline dating, no doubt.

That all taken into account, 59% of people surveyed still think that online dating is a good way to meet people, which is nice. If you're going to live your life fibbing to your partner, you may as well start it on a lie too, eh?


TOPICS:   Technology   Social Media


  • Kevin
    Lying is utterly utterly stupid and pointless though. As soon as you meet someone the lies come out and it's been a waste of time. Might even be that if you were telling the truth you might have got somewhere with that person.
  • fibbingarchie
    I'm guessing liars do so because they'll be 'getting a foot in the door', and can then hopefully impress a date with their 'real' self.
  • Shiftyniftysshadow
    And all because the lady loves milk tray.....
  • Lothario
    ... in my experience she loves cock more.
  • shiftynifty
    Posted by Lothario • October 25, 2013 at 9:11 am … in my experience she loves cock more....lol you wish
  • Lesie G.
    Why didn't you ask permission before using my picture?

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