Dating in the modern age is already difficult. Expectations have become so high that it feels impossible to meet the right person. Especially when so many people are looking for Mr./Mrs, a BF/GF, colleague or just a good friend. Right now instead of just right. With all the anxiety that is involved in dating, dating online has far more anxiety. You get a message online from someone you don’t know and no one you know knows. Trying to make such an important decision is difficult with a few profile descriptions and a hand full of one liners. Want to know what makes it even more difficult? WHEN PEOPLE LIE ON THEIR PROFILE!
Lying or fibbing about your age is a big deal. It will be painfully obvious when the date starts if you hacked a whole 10 years off your actual age. Even in a superficial culture where age matters and everyone wants to be young, proving that you have no inhibitions about lying is a bad start to a relationship. Most people will bounce after they find out you lied about something so important.
Weight & Physique:
Everyone’s weight can fluctuate a bit depending on daily eating habits and fluid intake, but putting on your profile that you are an athletic build and weight 160lbs, but show up curvaceous at 200, there are going to be some reconsiderations. It’s not fair that we cannot control our physique 100% and some of us were built thicker than others, but we also cannot wholly decide which body type we are attracted to as well.
The most difficult decisions when trying to put a dating profile together is which pictures to add. Maybe a selfie to show your assets? Or a group picture to show how cool you because you can just hang out? How about a picture of you doing something adventurous or exotic? With all the options that are possible, it is best to pick pictures that represent yourself the most. Use recent pictures, and if you do decide to use one older for the aesthetic, say how old it is! Nothing is worse than going on a date to realize that your date looks 20 years older than all of his pictures because all of his pictures actually are 20 years old! Also, do NOT include pictures of others though do include full body pics as especially men want to see the whole person not just your face only.
Hobbies & Interests:
Since so many people pick potential dates from their hobbies and interests, it is important to make sure you only put things you are actually interested in. If you pick a person, have a great first date, and then have a second date to go hiking where all your date does is complain about being outside, that will probably be the end of that interest.
First you lie about your age, weight, or interests, what’s next? Are you married too? Or maybe a stalker? With such a misrepresentation of yourself, the odds of the date going poorly begin stacking up against you. Your date could be a total jerk and storm out spouting off at the mouth about lies. Or they might just ignore you and leaving you wondering about what happened. Online dating is more or less a way to market yourself to the masses. You wouldn’t want people to lie to you and waste your time and money, so don’t do the same to someone else. No one wants to start a relationship based on lies.