I figure there's no point in leading anyone on, and wasting his time (or mine).
The closest I've come to meeting guys who "lied" on their profile were a couple of guys who used older photos of themselves, presumably because they were better pictures. They were good pictures (I think one was taken professionally), but they looked almost nothing like the guy who showed up on the date.
I found that to be a turn-off. Not necessarily because they were bad-looking, or that I wouldn't have agreed to the date if I'd seen a more current photo. It just left me wondering - if they misled me on that, what else are they misleading me about?
iVillage posted the 17 Lies you shouldn't tell on your online dating profile. A few of my favorites:
- Saying you're deeply religious...when you're not
- Saying you don't want kids...when you do
- Saying you're not looking for a serious relationship...when you are
We spend entirely too much time and effort saying what we think is most appealing, trying to meet the most people and go on the most dates. We never stop to consider,
What if we just told the truth? We might meet fewer "someones" but we'd also increase our chances of meeting the right one.