Statistic about online dating validating a measure of temperament
These lies can come in the form of using a photo that was taken years ago or selecting a different body type than what they actually are (e.g., slender instead of curvy).
It’s not just the women who are liars — men seem to have trouble with the truth as well.
Unfortunately, though, since there aren’t any financial barriers, that means it’s also easier for scammers to join and spoil everyone’s good time.
According to Phactual.com, one in 10 profiles on a free dating site are fake.
That same Free Dating infographic also shows that catfishers tend to compulsively lie, are addicted to false persona and fantasy, feel unloved or unaccepted, may want to hurt other people, lack confidence, and have been abused or have abused someone else.
Before now, you could never meet someone from the comfort of your bed while watching Law and Order and eating an embarrassing amount of queso.
While more than half of online daters have lied about themselves, it looks like they’re also skeptical of other online daters.
An article in Scientific American, a US-based magazine that covers developments in science and technology, says that 54% have seen a profile where they think the person lied.
For instance, 30% of Tinder users are married and 12% are in a relationship.
In these cases, the catfisher would be someone who’s leading a double life and looking to cheat.