, creating a false impression is a whole different deal.People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.Men fibbed by 2 pounds, although they lied about their height, rounding up a half inch.Another study found that women’s profile photographs were on average a year and a half old. According to the studies, liars tend to use fewer first-person pronouns. Toma, an assistant professor in the department of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said this is an indication of psychological distancing: “You’re feeling guilty or anxious or nervous.” Liars use more negative words like “not” and “never,” yet another way of putting up a buffer. 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. Here, we count the ways regular folks get creative while creating sexier versions of themselves online.But it’s very hard for the casual browser to tell truth from fiction.
The genders are plotted on different scales because of the eternal fact that men almost always make the first move, so women get many more unsolicited messages.
There are millions of Americans seeking love on the Internet.
Little do they know that teams of scientists are eagerly watching them trying to find it.
A recent New York Times article titled “Love, Lies and What They Learned,” indicates that collectively, the major dating sites had more than 593 million visits in the United States last month.
Research involving more than one million online dating profiles was partly financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation.