Statistics suggest that about 1 in 5 relationships begin online nowadays.
The only saving grace appears to be that with age comes wisdom.On both sides of the Atlantic, the older people got, the less likely they were to be untruthful.Unless you are happy living in cyber space indefinitely, your misrepresentations will no doubt come back to haunt you.You will miss or sabotage real opportunities at happiness with people you meet online.More than 40 percent of men try this tactic, confessing they wanted to make their job sound more prestigious.
But wait, one third of women do this too, saying they wanted to make their job sound more glamorous. Americans lie more than Britons, by 9 percentage points.
More than 53 percent of Americans fabricate parts or all of their dating profile details, compared to 44 percent of Britons although neither is a number to be proud of.
It's not vilification people; it's a lack of common sense.
Women lie more than men by nearly 10 percentage points! Perhaps they assume their personalities will magically make up for the fact they do not look anything like the picture that was posted online. Although fewer men lie than women, their top lie is about having a job that is better than the one they've actually got.
Probably because over 20 percent of women post old pictures of themselves when they were younger and often thinner. A man could easily swindle a woman into a date, or even a relationship, before the woman discovers he's not a prince but a pauper.
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.