Love site liars will tell fibs just to be noticed
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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