Another study found that women’s profile photographs were on average a year and a half old. According to the studies, liars tend to use fewer first-person pronouns. Toma, an assistant professor in the department of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said this is an indication of psychological distancing: “You’re feeling guilty or anxious or nervous.” Liars use more negative words like “not” and “never,” yet another way of putting up a buffer.Liars use fewer negative emotion words like “sad” and “upset,” and they write shorter online personal essays. “People were much more likely to say ‘I’m fat’ than ‘I’m a conservative.’ ” Personally, none of this is surprising if you’ve dated online.Think his online dating profile sounds too good to be true?There's reason to be suspect: Most people are dishonest on dating sites.Two professors are now shedding some light on how liars behave on online dating sites."Generally, people don't want to admit they've lied," says Catalina Toma, communication science professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.
Men fibbed by 2 pounds, although they lied about their height, rounding up a half inch.
In fact, a study conducted by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Cornell University found that 80% of online daters lie about their height, weight or age.
The older you are, though, the less likely you are to fib, according to a study commissioned by Beautiful People.com, an online dating site where users are voted into the community.
You may find it exasperating, but I just think it’s human nature. We know that online dating presents a lot of choices.
With online dating, the line between fact and fiction can get pretty fuzzy sometimes. Why did he lie, why did he think I would ever want to go out with him? So I just said good-bye, and fled.”Welcome to the world of online dating where fiction and fact are often blurred.“Everyone lies,” says Dawn, who has been on intermittently for the last three years. They have no idea that they’re all telling the same lies.”Frequent fibbers Dawn says they all have Harleys and want to take her for a ride.“But when I meet them, the Harley’s in the shop, or he loaned it to his brother-in-law-whatever,” she says. Like, I swear to God, all these guys say they’re into spirituality because they think that’s what girls want.