Let’s face it, when you’re first talking to someone online, chances are they’ve told you a white lie. They love kids, they’re totally a cat person, no they didn’t notice you had food in your teeth when you were Skyping… You know, the usual things people lie about when trying to make a good first impression.
Not knowing what people are telling the truth about can make someone a little uneasy. It’s hard to hold a conversation with someone when you don’t know what to believe and what to call bullshit on.
Next time you strike up a conversation with someone, look for these 5 things. They’re the most common lies people tell when using online dating sites!
Height is a big insecurity for single men. It seems like the shorter guys are, the less self confidence they are. When a guy tells you how tall he is, chances are he’s being generous by at least a few inches.
Just like single men are insecure about their height, single ladies have a problem with their weight. No matter how skinny a woman is, she’ll always lie about her weight. If she’s 135, chances are she’ll tell you she’s 130. If she’s 180, she’ll say 165. Weight shouldn’t be a factor when dating, but you should be prepared to meet someone bigger than you expect when you see them in person for the first time!
Everyone wants to do something better with their lives. When you’re talking to someone online, you can do something better with your life! If you’re a graphic design intern, it’s easy to simply say that you’re a senior graphic designer at a top firm in a big city. How would anyone be the wiser?! When someone tells you about their job, chances are they’re exaggerating their title.
Why say you make $72, 000 a year when you can say you make $100, 000?! In a society where people tend to be extremely materialistic, it’s easy to see why people worry about their income being a major factor in attracting a match. There’s good news for people not making as much as they’d like: People actually put more importance about honest regarding income than they put on how much income you make in general! What does that mean? That even if you make peanuts, people won’t care as long as your honest about it. Make sure this is one lie you skip!
Think back to when you first picked your profile picture. You probably went thorough every tagged picture on Facebook to find the best one of you, right? Well friend, so did everyone else! Which means that you’re not seeing them, you’re seeing the best of them. Everyone chooses the best pictures of them to display, and it’s not always what they look like on a day-to-day basis.
If you think people are being dishonest, start looking for signs in these 5 places. They’re the most commonly lied about things online!