It used to be impossible to lie about your height to a prospective partner because the first time you ever made contact with them would have to be, embarrassingly, in person. In person, you can lie about lots of things to a potential lover — your real name, the fact that you already have a partner, your reasons for being in a lay-by on the M26 at midnight — but height is not one of them. However, online dating means that for the first time, it is possible to lie to a prospective life partner from the off. Start as you mean to go on! So it comes as little surprise that a recent study found that the number-one most common lie on an online-dating profile was about height, with many male online daters adding at least an inch or two to their height. This is pretty easy to lie about and get away with — for an hour or two".
Internet dating: even Tinder can't save you if you lie about your height | UK news | The Guardian
I've been writing these dating articles for a while now, which has led me to follow the advice of readers on tried and tested methods of meeting people. After a brief fling with someone I met internet dating through the summer , I asked "what's next? However, being big dating news at the moment, it was only a matter of time before a lovely commenter suggested Tinder. The Guardian has covered it a couple of times recently and, unlike other dating platforms, there seems to be a decent amount of people on it outside of London to make it worthwhile for anyone north of Watford.
The Big Lies People Tell In Online Dating
So I just went on my very first online date and he lied about his height. I'm a recent college graduate and I was finding a hard time meeting guys so I decided to sign up for a dating site. A guy contacted me and he seemed fairly bright and verbose. We chatted for a while and decided to meet up for some coffee.
In many online situations, self-misrepresentation is totally harmless. Who cares if your Halo 3 avatar is taller than you are in real life? But in online dating, where the whole goal is to eventually meet other people in person , creating a false impression is a whole different deal. People do everything they can in their OkCupid profiles to make it the best representation of themselves.