Men, for example, tend to exaggerate their height by about half an inch on average; women, on the other hand, on average tend to claim that they weigh eight and a half pounds less than they actuallydo. According to the study, liars sprinkle their profiles with some telltale clues — shorter profiles, for one.Then there are subtle linguistic subversions, like using fewer I pronouns; instead of “I love to play the guitar,” they often reverted to something like “Love guitar.” The authors suggested that perhaps not including I was a way to put a distance between the real self and the online profile.Meeting a guy in a bar or club rules out any short, sharp shocks.Either you dig his halitosis and pronounced limp or you don’t.A recent edition of Vows, the wedding-announcements section of the New York Times, featured a sadly familiar fact about modern dating: the groom wooed his now-wife with a fib.In an effort to figure out what would make his profile stand out, Scott Birnbaum created multiple profiles on and finally zeroed in on what had been holding him back: his five-foot-five height.
This way, the researchers were able to compare the volunteers’ actual height, weight, and age to what they had listed on theirprofiles.
GRANT BOVEY has been telling porkies about his age on Bumble . A mate turned up to meet “6ft Gary” only to find he was shorter than she was at 5ft 5in.
They shave a few years off, swear they are the boss at work and develop amnesia about that wife who keeps killing their date buzz. Probably the most common lie men tell is about their height — largely because so many women will only date tall men.
Suddenly the assumed GILF (eww) sounds more like a DILF (yay) and his dating pool of younger hotties bursts wide open. I have had men lie to me online about almost everything.
The reality telly wannabe, 56, claims on the app he is 46 and I totally understand why.