Who hasn’t lied on tinder to get it on, we all have. Right from Photoshop to fake profiles. Here are some tinder lies you should despise.
Think his tinder dating profile sounds too good to be true? You might be wrong.
Anyone who uses an online dating site — Tinder, Bumble and the rest — quickly learns that people don’t always look like their pictures, they sometimes add an inch or two to their height and might be they fudge their weight. One study found that 75 percent of people lie in their dating profiles.
Many falsehoods are mild, easy to see through within seconds of meeting someone in person and do little harm. But other lies are more dangerous: They may become instruments of sexual fraud.
We all lie from time to time, but some lies tend to have a greater impact than others. One place where lying seems to be the norm is tinder dating. Many profiles are riddled with tiny fibs that are often revealed during the first in-person meeting.
Here are the big lies people tell on tinder dating
Both sexes tell tall tales, but men are more than thrice as likely to (literally) stretch the truth. More than 40% of people lie about their heights in their tinder dating profiles, with guys fibbing “significantly more.” Who can blame them? And everyone knows women prefer tall men on the whole.
Women have a tendency to describe themselves as eight pounds less than they actually are. Men, the researchers discovered, also lie about their weight. But, they were a bit more conservative. Men only deducted about two pounds from their actual weight.
When it comes to tinder dating, women care about how much a man makes. Consequently, a lot of men feel pressure to misrepresent their financial status when seeking love online.
Don’t be surprised if that 6 digit salary turns out to be a fabrication.
Is an ongoing dating prospect unrealistic? Watch out: he or she may be married. Surprisingly (or not), some tinder daters lie about their marital status. So next time you go out with someone you met online, make sure to look for signs your date is hitched.
A ring-finger tan line, a wallet of family photos, and being overly concerned about getting home at a certain time might be red flags.
They say a picture’s worth a thousand words—and those words are likely to be lies if the picture is on a tinder dating profile. Photographs were identified as the single most deceptive element of the person’s profile.”
Yes, some were unintentionally misleading, thanks to poor camera quality and lighting. But others were purposefully altered through digital editing to be more flattering.
Other common lies revolve around how tinder daters spend their money. One survey found 15% of respondents implied they were better off financially than they really were, with 4% faking how far and wide they have traveled and another 5% bluffing about the type of car they drive.
How to spot a liar here? These people used fewer “I” statements, so they were more likely to say, “Love to travel” than “I love to travel.” It is their way of distancing themselves from their fibs. Another sign: shorter descriptions. That is because “lying is cognitively taxing“.
If you are about to embark on a tinder dating adventure, just be aware you may catch your date in a fib or two.
These lies are most commonly seen in a tinder dating profile.