9 First Date Lies That Singles Tell
People often lie about themselves, and the same can be said for singles and dating. The exaggeration does happen, but according to research from Match.com there are 9 of the most common ones. Why do people lie? Simply because they want others to like them however, according to the dating site’s Chief Scientific Advisor, Dr Helen Fisher, this is actually pointless…
The reason people lie on dates is obvious: they want this attractive stranger to like them and spent more time with them. This helps to put the person in a much better light than they otherwise would be seen it: or so people think. Dr Fisher states:
Those who tell white lies are no more likely to get a second date; no more likely to have gone on a date in the last year; and no more likely to have had sex.
According to other surveys from Match.com, many don’t even bother with the telling of white lies when they don’t others (57%). And there are many more who believe that puling the wool over someone’s eyes is totally unacceptable.However, there is a percent of 43% who do indeed think that lying is acceptable.
The Lies We Tell
24% of women and men are likely to have lied when it comes to the number of sexual partners they’ve had in the past. Interestingly, women tend to decrease their number. On the flipside, men will naturally exaggerate this number. Here are also a few other common lies that are told:
- Sexual history (19.2 percent)
- Dating history (17.6 percent)
- Finances (11.8 percent)
- Where you live (9.9 percent)
- Age (8.3 percent)
- Interests/hobbies (8.1 percent)
- Job (6.2 percent)
- Having kids (2.6 percent)
- Being divorced (2.1 percent)
There are a lot of people who will understand why singles would lie about these on dating sites and in the real world, so it can be a bit difficult to blame them. Some do seem a bit more risqué, though, especially when it comes to having children.
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