Father’s Day is a time for men to celebrate fatherhood and their role as a parent—that is, unless they are online dating. A recent survey conducted by WhatsYourPrice.com revealed that nearly 1 in 3 men lie about having kids on their online-dating profiles.

The most common lie? Men claiming to not have kids, when in actuality, they do.

Of the 2,500 total male members surveyed, approximately 32 percent admitted to have previously lied about having kids. The study discovered a direct correlation between age and honesty—the younger the father, the more likely he will lie:


The Types of Men (2,500 Surveyed)

Men Under 30 (1,250): 51 Percent

Men Over 30: (1,250): 12 Percent


The Types of Lies (2,500 Surveyed)

Men Who Claimed They Didn’t Have Kids: 96 Percent

Men Who Claimed They Have Kids: 3 Percent

Men Who Claimed They Have More/Less Kids: 1 Percent


Based on the results of this survey, the most common fabricator is a father under 30 years old who claims to not have any kids. Founder and CEO, Brandon Wade, believes these lies are a reflection of society’s skewed perception of single parents.

“Fathers are initially reluctant to talk about their kids in fear of losing potential partners,” says Wade. “Dating a single parent requires more commitment, so fathers often lie on their profiles in order to attract more singles. What they don’t realize is if the love is there, any partner will be accepting of children.”


What are your thoughts on this Father’s Day study? Do you agree or disagree with these results?

6 Responses to “Who’s Your Daddy? 1 in 3 Online Daters Lie About Having Kids”

  1. Leroy says:

    All personalities and perspectives are welcome on this blog, while personal attacks and name calling are not. It’s inevitable that there will be disagreements, but let’s handle it as mature adults with class to keep the dialog constructive and respectful. Please refer to the “Blog Etiquette” section for more details. Now comment away and let’s enjoy the blog!

  2. bobby the K says:

    Really good final comment by Brandon, “If love is there…”. I just hope these dads have a genuine commitment to their kids, if they decide to get a woman pregnant. I think it’s horrible to see these single mothers making under $20,000 saddled with the stress of caring for the kid, mostly on their own. And even if they’re making a lot of money, that means long hours at work, and no time for the kid. It often has a horrible effect on the kid’s self-esteem and performance at school. Don’t people use condoms anymore?

  3. Don says:

    If one is looking for a long term relationship then not listing the number of kids one has can only hurt the relationship or cut it short.

  4. Ed says:

    I’ve met two women on this site who claimed that they didn’t have a child, when they did. In each case, the child’s father was not very involved in their upbringing.

  5. Christine Hicks says:

    I know my reply is late, but I’m new to the site. From a single mom’s perspective, there are two innate problems with not claiming your children on dating sites. The first is… Why deny your child in any situation, when is that ever ok? Second, if you meet the woman of your dreams, and then admit far into the relationship that you do… trust and potentially that relationship is lost.

  6. Dragon Attack says:

    Well, WIC is now being advertised at my local grocery store, which is a mostly white upper class neighborhood.

    That tells you a lot. There are a lot more self-entitled freeloaders and irresponsible people in this country than there used to be.

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