Big lies people tell online dating
But profiles are only one aspect of the online dating process.
Only after messaging your match will you decide if you want to meet him or her.
Who cares if for example the Halo 3 avatar is taller than you are in real world?
Or if Flickr believes you’re single when you’re actually married?
However, outright and pervasive lies – mentioning your love for dogs, but actually being allergic to them – can undermine trust.
more Nearly one-fourth of young adults are looking for love through dating websites or apps.The Conversation is funded by the National Research Foundation, eight universities, including the Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University and the Universities of Cape Town, Johannesburg, Kwa-Zulu Natal, Pretoria, and South Africa.It is hosted by the Universities of the Witwatersrand and Western Cape, the African Population and Health Research Centre and the Nigerian Academy of Science.Or if their match appeared to be religious, they might lie about how often they read the Bible to make it seem as if they had similar interests.
The second kind of lies were related to availability management, with daters describing why they couldn’t meet, or giving excuses for radio silence, like lying about their phone losing service.Past research focused largely on the dating profile.