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In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.
Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.
With the popularity of sites like e Harmony, match.com, OKcupid and literally thousands of similar others, the stigma of online dating has diminished considerably in the last decade.
More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.
Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.
If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.
The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work.
Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.
More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.
While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.It’s very easy to send one course back (or even one after another, after another, after another) when the menu is overflowing with other potential courses.