Sex advice columnist extraordinaire Dan Savage has stated he assumes every man with an online profile is probably two to five years older than he actually is.
This is a fair assumption to make even if I think the percentage of men lying about their age online isn’t quite as numerous as Savage suggests and is likely more common among daters in their 30s, 40s and 50s than among seniors and 20-somethings.
But with the advent of technology, "dating" doesn't exist anymore.
In today’s technology-centric world — where everyone’s phone seems surgically attached to their hand — dating websites and apps are how modern singles find other singles.
I spoke with Christina, 28, about her experience dating as a young woman.
When she was 20 she met a man who initially told her he was 32.
Normally, this would be a great thing, as technology makes things better.
But when it comes to love, all technology does is leave a wake of emotional destruction, disconnection, and false positives. An article on highlights how Tinder has signaled a “dating apocalypse” because it doesn’t promote actual “dating” — it promotes hookups based on physical appearance.When I was 27 I met up for coffee with a 34-year-old man I had met online.We’d been messaging back and forth and his pictures looked great, so I was excited to meet him. Regardless of their intentions, good or bad, they want to paint themselves in the most desirable light possible which is why they lie on their online dating profiles.Don’t be overly suspicious, but don’t believe everything you hear either. Looking for a Relationship A lot of people will SAY they are looking for a relationship when in fact they really aren’t. A lot of men will do this and end up being a relationship tease instead. In my top do’s and don’ts of online dating profiles, I mention that your picture is your logo and you need to have a good one.The thing about online dating is that, well, it’s online. We’ve all fallen for someone’s scheming at one point or another, usually because we want to believe them, but some people are just THAT GOOD at lying.