Spotting liars in online dating
As for how online daters' lying techniques measure up to the the methods behind fake product reviews, we have to say: Never trust too many exclamation points, no matter where they fall.
As of yet there's no software to detect such lies, but would we really want there to be?
And that’s even before you get to the 14% of women who give a totally false name – I guess they don’t want you @-ing them with your totally amazing bantz after all, boys. Maybe we’d all like to pretend to be someone else once in a while, but it seems dating is the perfect stage for wannabe thesps to try out their best fibs.
Here are a few of the most obvious ones you’ll meet.
Some even lied about not having children, when in fact they were paying child support for three kids. In the survey, almost half of women lied about their weight or body shape in online dating profiles and on social networking sites.
Here are some of the biggest lies and how to detect them. While I wish those who were married would head over to Ashley Madison, instead of Match and Ok Cupid, they may not want to tip off others that they're looking for an adulterous affair.
When we were little kids growing up, we'd call out our friends if we found out they were fibbing and yell, "Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire." Our childhood game has followed many singles into adulthood, where the Internet is the easiest feeding ground for white lies, as well as big major lies.