Men fibbed by 2 pounds, although they lied about their height, rounding up a half inch.
Another study found that women’s profile photographs were on average a year and a half old. According to the studies, liars tend to use fewer first-person pronouns. Toma, an assistant professor in the department of communication arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison said this is an indication of psychological distancing: “You’re feeling guilty or anxious or nervous.” Liars use more negative words like “not” and “never,” yet another way of putting up a buffer.
27% of daters in New Zealand and 33% in Australia are likely to lie about their income.
More and more of us insist on outsourcing our love-lives to spreadsheets and algorithms.
According to the Pew Research Center, the overwhelming majority of Americans suggest that online dating is a good way to meet people.
The approach of finding a partner has changed over a period of time.
Busy lives and innovative technology have given rise to apps and websites that has increased the probability of finding a suitable companion.
A recent New York Times article titled “Love, Lies and What They Learned,” indicates that collectively, the major dating sites had more than 593 million visits in the United States last month.
Research involving more than one million online dating profiles was partly financed by a grant from the National Science Foundation.As in finding love the traditional way, online dating too also has its pros and cons.A recent survey by Norton among men and women in Australia and New Zealand revealed that almost a quarter of the people who have tried online dating and no longer have a profile have found their partner online.Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.Most people meet their significant others through their social circles or work/school functions. In the search for a potential date, more and more people are switching to less traditional methods. With the rise and rise of apps like Tinder (and the various copycat models) who could blame them.There are millions of Americans seeking love on the Internet.