The 4 Most Common Fibs People Tell Online

“People usually lie on internet about their appearances”

It shouldn’t surprise you to know that the internet is full of liars. Everyone who dates fibs, and everyone on the internet fibs, so everyone on the internet who dates will embellish their profile a little. You should know the most common fibs going in so that you’re not surprised when it happens to you. The most important thing about this is that you have to accept that no one is perfect, and that none of these fibs are actually deal breakers. They’re all just about insecure people who want to make the best out of what they have.

How Tall They Are

Men tend to make themselves taller when they’re online by as much as two inches. If you’re tempted to round up to six feet when you know that you’re only 5’11, you’re not the only one. Lying about their height is something that men do to seem better to women, but they’re not the only ones who are fibbing about their height.

Women also lie about how tall they are, but that’s to make themselves shorter. Women all want to be petite and tiny and women who are especially tall don’t want to make men feel bad for being taller than they are. They tend to fib about this less than men, however, typically knocking off only an inch or less of their height.

How Much Money They Make

“People boast about their income online”

Both men and women up their annual income by about $5,000 when they’re filling out their forms online. Men want to seem like they can provide for women and the ladies want to seem like they don’t need a man to provide for them. Also, since women typically try to date men in higher income brackets they want to seem less like gold-diggers by slightly improving their own salary. Of course, some people bank on the promotions that they swear they’re on the brink of getting to make it seem better.

How Confident They Are

If people were really as confident as they want to appear online they wouldn’t have to date online. It’s harsh, but it’s true. If you judge by internet dating profiles everyone is very happy with their job and their life and they don’t even need to be dating at all. This is a two-fold problem. On the one hand, people don’t want to seem desperate because it’s not sexy. On the other hand they don’t want to be vulnerable to anyone who reads their profile. They want to keep up a brave face and seem happy and confident.

Where They See Themselves in 5 Years

Typically, people see themselves as the same in 5 years, except happier. They want to be married, they want to have a good life, but their whole elaborate, month by month plans for success aren’t real. They’re just trying to seem like active, ambitious and interesting people. Just like everyone else in the world they’re muddling through life one step at a time. As long as they’re happier in 5 years than they are now their life is successful.

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