When it comes to online dating, lots of people worry about being lied to. After all, anyone can say anything they want on their dating profile – and some people take advantage of this! From pretending that they are younger than they really are to lying about their interests, there are always people on dating websites who like to twist the truth slightly.
Thankfully these people are few and far between… but if you are online dating, it is important to make sure that you don’t have any white lies on your dating profile. It can be tempting to tell a small lie to make yourself seem more appealing, but in the grand scheme of things this isn’t a great idea. Sure, your crush may believe you for a while, but if you meet up in person it is likely that they will work out that you lied to them!
Here are 5 of the main things that men worry women lie about online.
1. That You Love Travelling
Lots of people say that they love to travel… even if they haven’t left the country for years! For this reason some men feel a little suspicious when they see “I love to travel”, so you shouldn’t really include this on your profile unless you are an active traveller. It is also a very generic statement as so many people say it, so consider replacing this with something more interesting and unique.
2. Your Appearance
Appearance is one of the main things that people lie about online. From using an old picture to saying you are younger than you are, this lie is fairly common – and it is more harmful than you may realise. Sure, it may only seem like a small lie, but it comes across as dishonest and fake. It also makes you seem very insecure about your appearance (and very few people are attracted to insecurity!).
3. Your Favourite Book/Movie
Some women don’t write about interests that they think might seem too immature or girly, so they hide their guilty pleasures with something more classically ‘intelligent’. But if you love binge watching reality TV and you hate historical documentaries, don’t lie and say you do! This just means you are more likely to attract someone with completely different interests to you… and they might become judgemental and rude when they realise you have a passion for reality TV.
4. How Relaxed You Are
Lots of women say that they are chilled, laid back and easy going on their dating profile, but in reality this isn’t something that needs to be said. Once the other person starts talking to you they will realise you are relaxed, so there is no need to say it. Show them, instead of telling them!
5. What You Want From Online Dating
If you are looking for a serious relationship, you should be honest on your profile. This is because some women say that they are “simply seeing what is out there”, but if you are actively looking for a serious relationship you should be honest. Otherwise someone may see your message and assume that you are looking for a hook up, and this will be a waste of time for both of you.
Both genders can be guilty of telling white lies on their online dating profile, but this is a fairly pointless task. If you really want to meet someone who likes you for you, be honest about who you are. This means you are much more likely to find someone who you are actually compatible with.