Question: What does it mean when someone lies on their dating profile?

The online dating strategy is characterized by using little white lies — like misrepresenting your height, age or interests — to hook a potential date. Since then, catfishing has become a well-known dating term — meaning, pretending to be a completely different person online than you actually are in real life.

Are lies acceptable in a relationship?

Heres the thing—on some level, lying in a relationship is normal. It may even be necessary to lie sometimes to avoid hurting your partners feelings. “Lying is quite common in relationships,” says Manhattan-based licensed clinical psychologist Joseph Cilona, PsyD.

Do people lie online dating?

Did you know that 80% of singles have fessed up to lying on their online dating profiles? In a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University found that 80% of online daters lie about their height, weight or age.

Why do men lie about their age?

Men usually lie it upwards to appear more mature. Its all about fitting the deeply ingrained stereotype of women tend to prefer more mature men, men tend to prefer younger women.

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