Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree. When I asked him what his degree was he revealed that in reality he had spent six years in community college repeatedly starting, but failing to complete, programs. It is perhaps for this reason that studies have shown that, unlike this guy, lies on dating profiles are generally quite minor. A recent study finds some evidence, though, that one particular group of online daters is more prone to lying than others — and that is people who are less physically attractive.
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The Ugly Truth of Online Dating: Top 10 Lies Told by Internet Daters
Getty Images. Lying about availability is a common deception online dating users tell potential partners, according to a new paper. Hancock, along with David Markowitz, a former graduate student in communication who worked in the Stanford Social Media Lab Hancock founded, conducted several studies that examined deception in mobile dating conversations. To find out what lies people tell, Markowitz and Hancock recruited more than people who use mobile apps for dating. They examined over 3, messages users sent during the discovery phase—the conversation period after a profile match but before meeting face-to-face.
Verified by Psychology Today. Let Their Words Do the Talking. Detecting Deception in Online Profiles. Most people do not accurately describe themselves in on-line profiles, especially dating profiles. Toma, Hancock, and Ellison surveyed 80 people who submitted online profiles on various dating web sites.