Dating a fat ig
If people deceive in their online profiles it is because they perceive that these qualities are actually important enough to lie about.
I would love to see some evidence that in terms of quality of long-term matches that this is actually the case.
Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree.
When I asked him what his degree was he revealed that in reality he had spent six years in community college repeatedly starting, but failing to complete, programs.
If they had, they might have found not that less attractive people were more deceptive, but that older people were more deceptive.
If they deceive in their profiles it is probably not because they evaluate themselves as being less attractive, and feel the need to compensate for that fact, but because they accurately assess that they need to do that in order to attract the attention of men who prefer to spend their time chatting online with women who could be their daughters.
I cannot be the only one who thinks that a 20 year-old judging the attractiveness of a 50 year-old online dater is going to necessarily give a lower attractiveness score than might a judge who is closer to the participant’s age.
Eighteen year-olds do not post five year old pictures while a fifty year old might.
I am not sure why the researchers didn’t control for age in their regressions.
They were given their online dating profile and asked to rate the level of deception of specific elements of the profile on a scale of one to five.
They were objectively measured for weight and height and asked to provide proof of their age.