But wait, one third of women do this too, saying they wanted to make their job sound more glamorous. Americans lie more than Britons, by 9 percentage points.More than 53 percent of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, compared to 44 percent of Britons although neither is a number to be proud of.On both sides of the Atlantic, the older people got, the less likely they were to be untruthful.
You will miss or sabotage real opportunities at happiness with people you meet online.
The virtual world can be fun indeed, but it has clear limitations -- the romantic relationships you make online must be brought into the real world in order to be fully rewarding.
It's as if some online daters are not hoping to have a romantic evening but rather are preparing to do battle by jousting with their noses. Do they really think that when they finally encounter their date in person, that it won't be immediately obvious that they are two cup sizes smaller, two inches shorter and 20 pounds heavier than they claimed online?
Women lie more than men by nearly 10 percentage points! Perhaps they assume their personalities will magically make up for the fact they do not look anything like the picture that was posted online. Although fewer men lie than women, their top lie is about having a job that is better than the one they've actually got.
Last fall, Beautiful reported that Britain was home to some of the ugliest singles in the world.
Less than one in eight British men and just three in 20 women who applied to the site had been accepted.So you say e Harmony leaves you feeling a little blasé? Not to worry: An explosion of niche dating sites is making it possible for picky date-seekers to find, well, just about anyone.There are sites for people who want to cheat on their spouses, meet inmates, date British guys, hook up with fellow cat lovers and find people who share their health problems or tastes in music.The Internet allows us the freedom to represent ourselves in a way we wish people would see us or the way we wish we could actually be.Unless you are happy living in cyber space indefinitely, your misrepresentations will no doubt come back to haunt you."Just because they don't look like Kate Moss or Cheryl Cole doesn't mean they don't have a lot of love to give," James said.