Love site liars will tell fibs just to be no­ticed

Daily Record - - WOMAN -

MORE than 70 per cent of peo­ple us­ing online dat­ing sites lie on their pro­files, a study has re­vealed.

Pre­tend­ing to be younger, claim­ing to be taller and ex­ag­ger­at­ing a job ti­tle top the list of the most com­mon un­truths.

Nearly half of sin­gle­tons who’ve fibbed on their dat­ing pro­file are cur­rently in a re­la­tion­ship with some­one they lied to.

A quar­ter said they told their other halves about the lit­tle white lies which may have en­ticed them ini­tially.

But when it comes to find­ing the most truth­ful city, res­i­dents in Ed­in­burgh were found to be the most di­rect about their re­la­tion­ship sta­tus.

In­surance2go polled the na­tion to re­veal the most com­mon lies that are told when chat­ting to po­ten­tial dates online.

Women are more likely to fib about their height, as well as their job ti­tle, than men.

And men are twice as likely to lie about their salary, weight, cook­ing skills and so­cial life.

Com­ment­ing on the re­search, Dun­can Spencer, Manag­ing Di­rec­tor of In­surance2go said: “Un­for­tu­nately, online dat­ing is ex­tremely com­pet­i­tive – es­pe­cially with the Tin­der-in­duced swiping cul­ture we have.

“How­ever, it’s great to see that some cities are fol­low­ing the hon­esty is the best pol­icy rule and aim­ing to be as truth­ful on their dat­ing pro­files as pos­si­ble.”

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