Love lies and the science of online dating

11-Jul-2015 06:49

Twenty-two percent of guys and 10% of women in the Beautiful poll admitted to fibbing here. The UW/Cornell study measured participants in person and found more than 50% were untruthful about their heights in their online profiles, with guys fibbing "significantly more." Who can blame them?

An Ok Cupid study found guys embellish by closer to 20%, but the point is that research confirms that men claim to bring home more bacon than they actually do.

The UW/Cornell study found women and men subtract 8.5 and 1.5 pounds, respectively, on average.

Rather than be dishonest, skip over the weight question, recommends Ettin, who points out that people carry their pounds differently.

"I once worked on a movie deal and got to take a picture with Matthew Mc Conaughey.

I posted the photo because it catches people's attention."10.

An Ok Cupid study found guys embellish by closer to 20%, but the point is that research confirms that men claim to bring home more bacon than they actually do.

The UW/Cornell study found women and men subtract 8.5 and 1.5 pounds, respectively, on average.

Rather than be dishonest, skip over the weight question, recommends Ettin, who points out that people carry their pounds differently.

"I once worked on a movie deal and got to take a picture with Matthew Mc Conaughey.

I posted the photo because it catches people's attention."10.

Weight "People lie to embellish themselves, but not be liars," says Catalina Toma, Ph D, an assistant professor of communication science who conducted the UW/Cornell study.