Dating down and those of us who do it
In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.As a matter of fact, you should probably be wary of any person, group or entity asking for any kind of financial or personal information.It might even be advisable to follow these general guidelines: Set up an anonymous email account from a widely used email service ([email protected] already taken).Of course, there are plenty more do’s and do not’s of online dating, but I guess the most important thing here is to use your common sense. You don’t necessarily have to develop a ‘trust no-one and sleep with one eye open’ approach to online dating, but it is probably worthwhile to have a healthy degree of skepticism in general.Never mind the fact that more than one-third of all people who use online dating sites have never actually gone on a date with someone they met online, those that somehow do manage to find someone else they are willing to marry who is willing to marry them (a vanishingly tiny subset of online daters) face an uphill battle.It does matter how old the photo is..not about the appearance, its the fact they lied and if you have lied about one thing what else have you lied about .
While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.One of the big problems with online dating for women is that, although there are genuine relationship-seeking men on the sites, there are also plenty of guys on there simply looking for sex.While most people would agree that on average men are more eager for sex than women, it seems that many men make the assumption that if a woman has an online dating presence, she’s interested in sleeping with relative strangers.Before you throw caution to the wind and empty your wallet into the pockets of an online app with the reckless abandon of a love-struck teenager, there are a few things you should know. A study of over 1,000 online daters in the US and UK conducted by global research agency Opinion Matters founds some very interesting statistics.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.