"The same goes with income and profession, which can be exaggerated on a dating profile."Robinson told ATTN: that she's gone on a lot of dates with men who say they're 5'8" and they end up being about 5'6.""Even 5'8," which would seem perhaps on the shorter side for a guy, I find that usually they're adding a few inches," Robinson said.
"I'll see it over and over again on Tinder and Bumble."Spira told ATTN: that both men and women lie about their age on online dating platforms."It’s very common for women to lie about their age to fit into a search," Spira wrote.
In 2015, a report from Global Web Index found that 30 percent of Tinder users are married.
Tinder swiftly challenged this report, as it only surveyed 1,282 adults, and Tinder has an estimated user base of 50 million.
"They realize that men will search up to an age with a zero attached to it, so often you will find ages ending with a never-ending 9 number.
Often photos are posted that are up to a decade old.
A great username is a differentiator – a unique brand name – something that completely sets you apart from every other person on a dating site.
And when your ideal partner is scrolling through hundreds of names – Sally102, Jen NYC1, Lawyer Gal – a great username can be the very reason that someone contacts you. And you become convinced that usernames don’t matter. In my opinion, a username should be a pun or a play on words. Wine Not – for the wine aficionado Lady Go Go – for the world traveler Bach To Bach – for the classical music enthusiast Tender Legal – for the soft-hearted lawyer See the common thread?Any profiles that only include close ups and don’t include a full body shot will make the viewer wonder what he or she is hiding (as in a huge amount of weight)."Robinson told ATTN: that she has found age to be the biggest thing people lie about in their profiles.A 54-year-old woman herself, she receives fewer matches because she puts her real age on the platform and not as many people are looking for matches in her demographic.Tinder responded by publishing its own data, which found a much smaller percentage of married users: As writer Jana Kasperkevic noted in a piece for The Guardian, "the problem with all of these surveys and all the data is that it relies on Tinder users telling the truth, which a married Tinder user might conceivably not do."Damona Hoffman, an online dating expert, told ATTN: via email that many users will lie about things that make them "conventionally more attractive.""Therefore men lie about their height, income, and age," Hoffman wrote."Women lie about weight or body type and age more frequently."Spira made similar comments about appearance lies to ATTN:, adding that men are often dishonest about their height."With men, some tend to fib about their height by a few inches if they are under 5’10,” as they know women respond more to men who are tall," Spira wrote.Why do I think that usernames make a difference, when everyone knows that it’s all about the profile and photo?