According to Scientific American magazine, more than 90 percent of people lie in their online dating profiles. Women in their 20s and 30s slyly deduct anywhere from five to 20 lbs. from their weight, while men tend to lie about income, education level and, yes, relationship status. Yikes.
Here, we count the ways regular folks get creative while creating sexier versions of themselves online. The Frisky: The Top 10 Online Profile Types Not To Date
FIB #1: "I'm slim and petite" or "tall and well-built."
Translation: "I was slim and petite or tall and well-built 15 years ago. I haven't accepted the fact that I'm no longer a skinny, sexy young thing, and I know that potential dates won't accept it either, so I take liberties with my self-description and hope you won't notice the additional 20+ lbs. of jelly I've accumulated since the days when my profile photos were taken." The Frisky: The Dos And Don'ts Of Emailing Online Dating Matches
FIB #2: "I'm tall, dark and handsome."
Translation: "I'm average in height, looks and style. Simply … average. Nothing more, nothing less."
Yup, according to Medical News Today, 52.6 percent of men lie about their height online; 39 percent of women do the same. So if you're expecting someone tall, dark and handsome, think again. When it comes to internet dating, you're lucky if your date shows up with a couple of hands and a tongue. The Frisky: Your Guide To Online Dating Sites
FIB #3: "I'm 29."
Translation: "I'm an old pro at sites like these, and I know that lowering my age to under-30 will help me turn up in more people's searches. In reality, I'm getting really effing sick of not having any effing luck on these effing websites and, oh yeah, I'm anywhere between the ages of 35 and 50." The Frisky: MERRIMe, A New Web Comedy About Online Dating