Browsing online dating
Of course there are pitfalls and tripwires in every sphere of life, but this may be particularly true in the context of online dating.There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of online scams, and I’m not going to run through any in detail here, but do some research before you go giving your bank details to ‘Nigerian princes’ promising ‘fun moments’.Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.
One of the big problems with online dating for women is that, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for sex.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.
Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.
Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies revolved around their financial situation, specifically, about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.
More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.
Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.