Who Lies the Most on Dating Profiles
  • Posted Feb 26, 2013
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Everybody lies. Even birds to puff up their little chests and do exotic dances to fool mates into believing they are the best. So who lies the most?  Ladies, before you all go pointing at the opposite sex. A new study from WhatsYourPrice.com revealed that more women lie than men. Maybe that is why we’re so good at sniffing out a lie.



One in four women in the United States admits to not being 100% truthful on their online dating profiles. Twenty-seven percent of women lie on their online dating profiles, while only Nineteen percent of men lie on their online dating profiles. Taking into consideration what men consider as lying, I’m sure a number of women sticking their wine-stained tongues out and snorting accusations of misreporting from the male participants of the survey.

Turns out though both sexes fib, we lie about completely different things.

Women lie most about their age and their career. At a time where women are advancing in the professional world into executive positions it’s no wonder we feel pressured to inflate our accomplishments. In regards to the age thing…well, it is terrible manners to ask what a women’s age is. Men on the other hand lie most about their height and career. How many men have you dated who claimed to be six feet. Peculiar since a 5’8 woman in four inch heels should bring you at equal height…except now he’s about 2 inches shorter than you are.

Turn out our age affects our truthfulness as well. Women between the ages of 25 and 30 are more likely to lie about their age than their older or younger counterparts. On the other hand, men between the ages of 34 and 39 were more inclined to lie about their career.

Here I thought lying about being Vegan to my hippie boyfriend in college was taboo…

Have you ever lied on your profile or to someone you were dating?

What do lie about most?

8 Responses to “Who Lies the Most on Dating Profiles”

  1. Angela says:

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  2. Lore says:

    They forgot one, men lie about their finances. They try to make it appear they are better off then they are instead of being honest.

    • Cascades says:

      Actually, I think both men on the upper end and the lower end will tend to depict themselves more towards the upper middle. Most guy’s I’ve known with serious money tended to downplay it unless they are serious jerks. If a guy is interested in marriage, he will want to establish he can support children. However guys with serious net worth have learned from experience that broadcasting that net worth too loudly can attract te wrong sort.

      • humanbeing says:

        I’ve grown to understand that anything on a profile, or messages, e-mails or texts, has at least a 50% chance of being a blatant lie, sometimes as high as 90% chance o’ lies… Anyone else find a lot of people offer/accept a date on this site and don’t follow through?

        Pretending to be a mid/high income earner when you’re worth far more… understandable. It’s like describing yourself as attractive, when you’re easily classified as smoking hot. Keeping the dogs at bay is self preservation. (But if you can’t tell if a guy is ONLY into you for your booty, or a chick is ONLY into you for your wallet, you’re just not being honest with yourself.)

        Pretending to be a mid/high income earner when you’re worth far less… just lies. It’s like a guy offering up information about the size of his penis that’s 2 inches in excess of the true value… she WILL find out you’ve lied when you get into bed together, so to speak. Unless she’s never seen a ruler… where are you going to find that dream woman, lol.

        Talking about the size of your bank account or your penis just shows you’re insecure, and it’s as uncouth as asking about a stranger’s breasts… all talk equals no action; that’s what experience has shown me. In sugar dating or any other kind.

        Hands down, the men who talk the least, speak the most directly and truthfully… and actually follow through on any of it (and more). They’re fabulous, even when there’s no chemistry to build something with after the first date… and they’re rare.

        I don’t know much about it from the other side but most of what I have heard guys complain about are women who aren’t honest about what they’re looking for in a relationship (frequently, but not always, a case of the pot calling the kettle black)… I’ve never had that problem, which could be why people mention it to me so frequently.

  3. Kanzanmann says:

    I think this is the reason why the majority of women fall out of interest in personal ads within the first month. The most aggressive group of men usually gets the woman’s initial attention, only for her to find out again and again that most of them were full of “shot”. Men who are actually advanced in their professional careers and financial security arent going to endlessly pursue a woman and coddle their emotional needs 24/7 because we have other things to do besides a typical 9-5 job.

  4. Bobby the K says:

    I just saw another “I live life to the fullest.”

  5. Man says:

    The study is nice but wrong. because the question was wrong. Who admit lying? If you take an objective look to the profile I think the quote of small lies is at both genders around 50%. But the small lies are okay. But the big lies are more on the side of woman.

    A man would not maipulate his photos. A look on profiles here shows that over 30% of woman pictures are “improved”.
    A man on this side has no reason to lie. In the first step it is a financial agrrement between 2 persons. He pays for a date and for the woman with the offered profile.

    The best way is to be honest.

  6. Rogue says:

    My wife and I are on the site just for fun. Why lie? I think we’ve been brutally honest in our profiles. We’re married, and we swing. We’re out here looking for fun, like-minded friends and good times.

    We’re not out here seriously looking for love, although my poly wife would welcome a triad if we happened to find the right person. Regardless, our situation and our lifestyle requires completely open communication and honesty.

    As for the profiles we see and consider, sure, there are some obvious white lies out here, but for the most part they are fairly obvious and can be overlooked when we’re just seeking a fun evening.

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