The problem with a lot of online dating applications is that they don’t really work.Many are just ‘fad’ applications that squeeze money from punters with no intention of matching you with a suitable partner. Most people probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that it’s more common for people to lie in their online profile than be completely honest.Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies revolved around their financial situation, specifically, about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.Interestingly, more than 15% of adults say that they have used either mobile dating apps or an online dating site at least once in the past.Here, guys dish on photos, profiles, and all the things you’re doing right and wrong to get their attention.
A total of 53% of US participants admitted to having lied in their online dating profile.In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.If you sound like everyone else, I’m going to think you didn’t put any thought into your profile.The best profiles are short and convey that a girl is open-minded.” –Will, 31“I would bypass a profile if a woman's profile said that a guy ‘needs to make me laugh.’ Don’t just tell me what you need a guy to do for you—emphasize the traits you find most attractive.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.If you want to think about dating as a numbers game (and apparently many people do), you could probably swipe left/right between 10 – 100 times in the span of time that it would take you to interact with one potential date in ‘real-life’.More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.That gives me something to talk about.” –Javier, 30“Women that have pictures of themselves doing stupid and dorky things are always a plus to me—it shows a “I like a more natural photo, just the beautiful girl and her vibrant smile.That tells me she’s not trying too hard and that she knows what’s important in her life.” –Carlo, 37RELATED: 10 Tips to Look Great in Every Photo What He Thinks About Your Profile“Everyone’s profile says they love travel, animals, trying new foods, and that they are giving online dating a try.