Wednesday, September 22nd, 2021


Telling Lies on Your Online Dating Profile


(Online Dating Newsletter) Research shows that more than 50% of online daters tell lies in their online dating profile. This alarming number is starting to take a toll, with more and more people becoming fed up about others fibbing.  There is an assumption when online dating that what you see is what you get. You expect a person to look like their picture when you meet them. If a person says their fit, you don’t expect them to be overweight. If a person says they are 6’0 you don’t expect them to be 5’8″.

Take a listen to this guy’s experience in meeting women on isn’t the only place this happens. It happens everywhere. And stopping it begins with you. Here are our two recommendations:

1) Be 100% honest in your profile and only post a photo that is 1-2 months old at most.

2) Wear an outfit on yoru date that you wore in one of your online dating photos. Between the time of the photo and your date don’t make any major changes to your appearance (i.e. new hairstyle, new hair color, etc.).

3) If you go out on a date with someone and see they have clearly lied, call them out on it. You don’t have to do it in a mean way. You can even do it as a question/conversation:

You: Didn’t you say you were 6’0″ in your profile.

Date: Well to be honest, most people won’t date men under 5’8″ so it’s the only way I can get a date.

You: And you don’t feel that is deceiving people?

When people aren’t held accountable for their actions (like lying) they find it easier to tell more lies.Also, when you go on a date, you expect the person you meet to be who he/she said they were and you expect them to look like their photo. Remember, if you’re caught in a lie on your first date, your date will wonder what other things you lie about. Don’t let this happen to you.

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7 Responses to “Telling Lies on Your Online Dating Profile”
  1. presli says:

    I have no idea why people are using fake photos or pretending to be someone they are not. That is absolutly pointless in case you are actually planing to go on a date with someone who you met online. Of course that when i go to an online date i except to see the same person i saw on the pictures in his/her profile and if i see someone else who is totally diffrent then the pictures i saw i would totally call of the date! I’ve never ever lied about anything in my online profiles and i would never do. Your chance to get on a real date with real pictures of yourself are bigger then using fake ones, because in that case your chances are zeroed!
    P.S. I think that there will be always people out there pretending to be someone else anyway ….

  2. Asti says:

    I have a theory as to why people lie in their profile. Maybe the main idea is to have only online dating, so you may be whoever you want to … but in a time, you like the person who liked your fake identity, and want to have real date.
    And that’s when the others got you in a lie ;)

  3. Kathryn Lord says:

    It’s getting clearer to everyone involved with online dating that lying is extremely shortsighted (destined to bomb that first date). While lying used to be seen as a harmless irritant, folks are getting more and more angry and ready to take action. BTW, the advice above about confronting an obvious lie is excellent.

  4. krm25 says:

    Well this is one of the disadvantages of online dating: anyone can be anyone. So if you are thinking you will date with a real model that you found on the web, you may be in for a very unpleasant surprise.

  5. Tenkeys says:

    I don’t think lying about height is a serious offense, unless the other person’s height is 5′ 0″ and in the profile it was stated as 6’0″. That will be a tall lie.

  6. Sarah says:

    Wow! This guy is so fake. Pretending it’s not all about himself, but it is. He obviously only wants slim women, and when they don’t turn out like his fantasy then he gets upset. As he said himself… “It’s upsetting.”

    Seriously, if you go on a date after seeing only 5 pictures then either you are the most idiotic person in the world or seriously way too gullible.

    I chatted to my partner for 7 months ( a little lesson in love for someone) before I met him in person. Granted I didn’t meet him on a dating site, but I still met him online. We shared similar interests and both of us were akward and didn’t want each other to see the real us. After the first month or so we both started chatting on webcam and from there our love deepend for one another till we actually met. It’s weird when you know someone completely before you have even made love to them, so realistically stick it out and chat with the person. Get to know them before meeting them.

    In my case it was the first and only and I ended up travelling across an ocean to be with him.

  7. Sharon says:

    Sad but true, people do lie in online dating profiles. I’m never sure why and I will probably address this very topic in my blog sometime in the next week or two. I’m happy though to see from all the comments here that I’m not alone in my puzzlement…:)

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