Do you think it’s common to lie in dating profiles? Well, the latest research has confirmed the exact percentage of people who input one, two or three false details in their profiles. The aim is to make themselves look better in the online dating world than in real life.
Are You Part Of The Percentage Who Lie In Dating Profiles?
Based on a research, 62% of online daters lie in dating profiles. Here are some of their findings. The percentages were based on the total number of participants:
- 54% used fake photos
- 59% lied about their age
- 35% lied about their marital status
- 29% claimed a different job than the one they had in real life
- 23% were not truthful about their relationship expectations
- 16% lied about their place of work
- 14% were not truthful about their sexual habits
- 13% lied about their financial status
What’s more interesting is that the participants themselves were put off by fake data. One in five respondents said that fake photos were unacceptable. On the other hand, one in ten respondents were turned off by fake relationship expectations as well as inaccurate relationship statuses.
What Can We Learn From This Data?
So, what does this data have to do with us? Plenty! If you are into online dating, it’s highly recommended that you be as honest as possible. Of course, you have to protect yourself from scammers so being too honest with your personal information is off the table.
What you need to be honest about is your relationship status, your relationship expectations, your photos, your age, and so on. The rule of thumb is, to be honest with information that will not harm your online security.
Honesty Is Awarded
When you are serious about finding love, the true kind of love, through online dating, it always pays to be honest. By doing so, it’s going to be easier for you to sift through people who you do not match with. And, a true match is what you need to aim for.
The trick is not to focus on whether the people you meet online will like you or not. If they don’t, that’s good. It means that you weren’t a match. But, if you find a gem of a person who likes you for who you are, you will have hit the jackpot.
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