Mr Hodge added: "People need to know what they are getting. Nobody wants to trawl through a gallery of nightmares making out they're Megan Fox when they look like Mrs Doubtfire. All of those hours spent subtly alluding to your wealth will have been wasted as soon as you meet your date and suddenly forget which tax bracket you’re supposed to be in.However, while the more cynical might see these statistics as just an indictment against dating online, it actually speaks of a sadder truth.The survey of 1,000 single adults, commissioned by online dating community Beautiful People.com, revealed that women lie about the size of their bust, pretend to work in entertainment and also claim to be friendly with celebrities to make themselves seem more attractive. Researchers say the results show that people are forever optimistic when it comes to online dating: whilst a majority believing others also lie when writing online profiles, when comes to actually reading about potential dates, they are far more likely to believe what they are reading is true.
Even if we ignored the horribly outdated image of the sexes that it projects, it seems like a spectacularly short sighted approach to dating: the chasm between expectations and reality on a first date can be so wide as to kill any fledgling relationship dead upon first meeting.I defy any other site to have members who are as true to their profiles as ours." The top ten lies told by men: 1. How will the story stack up against the greatest films about business?So if that’s the case and it’s popular and successful, what’s the problem? I've never met up with anyone off the back of a dating site. It’s probably because my grasp of French experimental psych-pop is not nearly as exhaustive as it would seem when Google is but a tab away, nor is my skin as flawless as the flattering filter on my camera might suggest.While the fact in itself that we lie online is unsurprising (would YOU show your dating profile to your friends?
No longer are your recommended matches likely to be living in their parent’s basement at 42, nor do most of them have a profile picture that’s an awkwardly posed topless selfie in the bathroom mirror, socks visibly pulled up towards greying underwear.