More than 53 percent of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, compared to 44 percent of Britons although neither is a number to be proud of.
Location-based dating apps like The Grade and Tinder are forcing their members to connect through Facebook to create more transparency about age and real first names (or, at least, as they are given to Facebook).
On Facebook, there’s a limit to how many times users can change their birth date, even if they don’t publicly display it.
The in-depth studies found that about 81 percent of people misrepresent their height, weight or age in their profiles.
On average, the women described themselves as 8.5 pounds thinner in their profiles than they really were.
Think you're going to go see that thin, blonde, buxom woman you've been chatting with online when you meet her for drinks tonight? After reviewing how many people have had to be turned away from my site, Beautiful People.com, because they had been deceitful in their application, I thought it would be prudent to commission a survey and dig a little deeper in to the most common deceptions.
Think that "affluent man" who you're about to join for an expensive dinner, will be able to pay for both of you? Running an exclusive online dating site myself, I can attest to the constant battle in working to maintain the integrity of online dating communities by weeding out disingenuous profiles -- yes, surprise surprise! The study of 1,000 single men and women -- all of whom belong to various leading mainstream dating communities -- was conducted across the US and the UK by global research agency .
If someone changes it and wants to change it again, they will likely have to wait a few days before they can edit it anew.
As its name suggests, The Grade asks people to rank other users on a scale from A to F based on three criteria: quality of messages, profile photos and description and, finally, peer review.
The latter covers inappropriate behavior online and in person, whether they’re in a relationship or if their profile is fake (or they spam other users) and, in an age of rampant airbrushing, whether they lied about their age or physical appearance. More than half of online daters say dates have ‘seriously misrepresented’ themselves in their profiles.
Another study found nearly one-third of men and one-fifth of women say they lied about their age.
Men admitted to lying about height, weight and physique in their top five lies -- behind jobs and ahead of money -- and women lied about weight, age, physique, and height, with money rounding out the top five. Most of these are lies their dates can spot in the first few seconds of seeing them.