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According to a new study, online dating users are OK with certain online misrepresentations.

Michigan State professor Nicole Ellison and her colleagues found that online users are only forgiving of misrepresentations when there’s time before actually meeting a person. For example, an online dater can say they’re 10 pounds lighter because they very well could be by the time they meet up with someone.

Meanwhile, Ellison believes that online daters only lie because they’re scared. “Some say they fear that if they don’t shave a few years or pounds off, they may get fewer responses because others are assuming automatically they are older or heavier than stated in their profiles.”

I lie about my weight all the time, to people I see every day!  Have you ever tried on-line dating?  Are you completely honest on your profile?

 

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