How to spot liar dating sites
In a second leg of their study, Toma and Hancock asked volunteers to judge the daters' trustworthiness based solely on the written self-descriptions posted on their online profiles.‘We asked them to tell us how trustworthy the person who wrote each profile was.
And, as we expected, people are just bad at this,’ Toma says.
"Weight fluctuates to some degree," which is why it's a popular characteristic about which to fib.
Ettin says a lot of women round down to the nearest five-year increment to come up in more searches, but she cautions against it.I posted the photo because it catches people's attention." 10.Photographs They say a picture's worth a thousand words—and those words are likely to be lies if the picture's on an online dating profile. Toma says in self-reports, in which study participants admitted to their own lies, "photographs were identified as the single most deceptive element of the person's profile." Yes, some were unintentionally misleading, thanks to poor camera quality and lighting, but others were purposefully altered through digital editing to be more flattering. "One should be a good head shot, another a full body shot and another of you doing something interesting," she says.Physique If it seems like the majority of men on dating sites describe themselves as "athletic and toned," your eyes aren't fooling you—though the guys may be hoping that description will.Photos and activities are better gauges of how in shape your fellow onlie dater is (although as you'll soon see, be careful there as well).Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true?There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites.Job Type and Title Income isn't the sole career point guys falsify; 42% of men in the Beautiful survey admitted to lying about some aspect of their job, from their title to how many people they supervise.Women weren't far behind at 32%, but they were more likely than the men to demote themselves.Beautiful People.com's survey found 16% of respondents implied they were better off financially than they really were, with 5% faking how far and wide they've traveled and another 5% bluffing about the type of car they drive. ' early on, so people try to make themselves sound more interesting by the folks they know." Former online dater Matthew, a 37-year-old from Tampa, FL, says he's done this to impress women."I once worked on a movie deal and got to take a picture with Matthew Mc Conaughey.