Big lies people tell online dating
So to help honest singles out, Perth's millionaire matchmaker and dating expert, Louanne Ward, recently shared her take on the growing trend, the most common lies told and, most importantly, how to spot them.'We all lie, of course we lie and humans obviously lie about a various amount of things,' she said.'But what is the value of lying on your online profile? Whatever you are trying to avoid by telling the lie is exactly what you're going to attract because that is the law of life and how life works.'According to Louanne, height is one of the most common things people lie about and it's generally a male lie.Given that 81% of people lie, I think it’s time to stop getting so bent out of shape when they do, and simply assume that everyone is fudging a little bit – some, more than others.At the end of the day, it’s better to be pleasantly surprised when someone does tell the truth than bitterly disappointed when he doesn’t. Read the full article here and let me know your thoughts. I believe that fibbing is exacerbated because most people don’t have an accurate view of themselves.'The advice that I would give would be to leave it out rather than lie about it.'Any lie you tell is going to come back at you and it's going to have a negative repercussion in some way, shape or form.'This is something many singles do - often to present themselves as living their ideal lifestyle rather than the one they live in reality.'Can you believe some people actually lie about their children?
'So if someone says "I live here and I am a fit person and I am an active person" but then say "love to travel, love the outdoors, love this, love that" that's a sign.
Using "I'm athletic and average" to hide behind "I haven't actually exercised for a number of years but I'm still fitting into the same clothes so I'm just going to call myself athletic" which often is a lie.'This, Louanne says, is a lie most often told by women.
'Men tend to really own their age as they get older but women for some reason lie more – it's probably because of the perception that men don't want you if you're a certain age,' Louanne said.
'Anything that doesn't have an "I" in front of it - they're trying to detach themselves from the lie.'If you read a sentence and it says "I love to travel", generally they are people who do love to travel and do actually travel.
'If they are not owning an attribute or trait, they tend to leave the "I" out of the sentence. The more honest you are, the more likely you are to attract honest people.
Someone who played sports in high school thinks of themselves as “athletic” 20 years later when they haven’t budged from the couch in nearly that long.