4 lies people tell online

Everyone wants to appear better than they actually are - and it’s especially true for people trying online dating. Online dating platforms make people feel covered and protected, so they often lie about their appearance, preferences, or views just to interest their potential partners more. If you want to avoid mistakes and be more successful while dating online, then learn more about the most common lies people tell to their potential partners online.
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    Sydney, Australia
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    Cali, Colombia
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    Denver, USA
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    Medellín, Colombia
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    Pagosa Springs, USA
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    Richmond, USA
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    Nanning, China
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    Brazil, undefined
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  • Mohammad Abdullah , 33
    Paris, France
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    hangzhou, China, undefined
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  • Analie, 32
    Cebu City, Philippines
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    London, United Kingdom
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Though the Internet creates great opportunities for communication, it is also a comfortable place for liars. Being distant from your companion means they won’t check the information you give and that erases the fear of being exposed. In their desire to look better in the eyes of a possible partner, many dating sites users cross all possible borders not even thinking that lies can’t become a base for good relationships.

While simply telling corrected facts about yourself when texting online is fine, once a meet up is suggested it turns out into a problem. If such things as occupation or family facts won’t come up in reality as soon as the first date goes, you can still find out your date’s appearance differs a lot from what you expected it to be. So while searching for relationships online keeping in mind the most common lies people come up with is good. And here are some things you should beware of.

Looks and appearance

alt: an annoyed woman looking at her smartphone

Signing up on a dating site you expect to find the love of your life or at least a trustworthy partner. But people judge by appearance first, so uploading the best photos you have seems like a good idea. There is nothing wrong with a wish to present your best sides to possible partners.

For many such corrections may seem small, but all in all, it creates an image totally different from a real human behind a dating profile.

But there are people who go far behind choosing good pictures. They use Photoshop or other graphic editors for altering their faces and body so that they correspond to the idea of a perfect person. They make their waist look thinner, create an image of a muscular body and gorgeous face with petite traits. For many such corrections may seem small, but all in all, it creates an image totally different from a real human behind a dating profile. When you finally decide on meeting offline, even recognizing your date without digital modifications can be hard.

Job and income

There is a significant difference between the lies men and women tell each other about their jobs and income.

We all want our partner to be a successful and skilful professional. Many would like a significant other to earn a salary equal to the one they get themselves or bigger. Certain jobs are also considered boring and unappealing. So the first thing that comes to mind in case a person is not satisfied with their job is lying or at least embellishing actual facts.

There is a significant difference between the lies men and women tell each other about their jobs and income. Male users of dating sites show they are more wealthy than they really are, so many women use the best rich men dating sites to find their wealthy partners. So they say they hold important positions and earn a lot. Women on the other hand are afraid of scaring men by being more intelligent or well-paid, so they tend to understate the actual situation.

Hobbies

a young Asian man using his smartphone while being visibly unhappy

No matter if you are getting acquainted online or in reality, pretending you are interested in things that can’t matter less for you is still common. It all comes from the desire of being accepted and find friends and partners as good as everyone else has. That especially often happens to people who didn’t belong to a squad in school because their preferences and hobbies are not so common among their peers.

Good for them if they finally become really into what they say they like, but during continuous communication, the lie may come out.

So when it finally comes to finding a life partner such individuals think that a little lie will not hurt anybody. They claim to be interested in things that most people like so that they get more chances of meeting somebody. Good for them if they finally become really into what they say they like, but during continuous communication, the lie may come out.

Answering the messages

We often expect that texting will be constant and there will be significant reasons for not replying to a message. So when a person sends you an answer after a long time or reads a text but doesn’t respond, suspicions start crawling into your head.

...when it happens repeatedly and a person disappears often they might actually give good looking reasoning while not being interested in maintaining the dialogue.
a happy Asian couple is using their gadgets together

Many for sure are busy and can’t find a minute for writing to you back. But when it happens repeatedly and a person disappears often they might actually give good looking reasoning while not being interested in maintaining the dialogue. Most common lies include phone discharging and random immediate business, that wasn’t the matter just a couple of minutes before.

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