But resist the slender option if it's not your shape. Age Nearly one-third of men in the Beautiful study admitted to lying about their age, compared to just 17% of women.
"Your body type should match your picture," says Ettin. Although some varied their dates of birth by as much as ten years, the highest percentage of liars erased or added only a year or two.
"Men in our study thought it was most acceptable to lie about income or occupation than other profile elements," says Dr. "They know it's important to women." Ettin advises her clients not to answer this question.6.
Job Type and Title Income isn't the sole career point guys falsify; 42% of men in the Beautiful survey admitted to lying about some aspect of their job, from their title to how many people they supervise.
And no photo you post should be more than a year old.
The older you are, though, the less likely you are to fib, according to a study commissioned by Beautiful People.com, an online dating site where users are voted into the community.
Here, we examine the most frequent fabrications, how to spot them in others' profiles and why they're not worth including in yours. Height Both sexes tell tall tales, but men are more than twice as likely to (literally) stretch the truth.
Photos and activities are better gauges of how in shape your fellow onlie dater is (although as you'll soon see, be careful there as well).
As for you, while it can be tough to decide if you're "average" or have "a few extra pounds," you have more to lose by leaving this section blank than by choosing whatever you think is closest.
Income When it comes to a man's listed salary, knock off 40% for a more accurate picture, recommends Greg Hodge of Beautiful