In fact, over a third of the “hottest” photos on the site are a year or more old.
As for height, people are actually about two inches shorter than they claim to be.
People "do a lot of the same things that they do in real life.
They pose and bluff and lie."" data-reactid="23""Working at Ok Cupid for the last 10 years has made me a more cynical person," joked Christian Rudder, the president and co-founder of the free online dating site, which boasts about 4 million monthly active users.
Read More This split between public statements and private behavior indicates to Rudder "there's a certain amount of settling or negotiation," when it comes to using technology in the search for love-not unlike traditional dating."Websites are now so connected to people's lives," Rudder said.
There are also, I'm confident, profiles that lie about numeric age without giving any disclaimer in their text.
A recent post, “Big Lies People Tell in Online Dating,” reveals some pretty amazing truths behind the tall tales that are told regularly in the quest for romance.
Ok Cupid for the last 10 years has made me a more cynical person," joked Christian Rudder, the president and co-founder of the free online dating site, which boasts about 4 million monthly active users.It’s a date, not an interview, reminds Shannon Kolakowski, Psy.D., a licensed clinical psychologist and author of “Single, Shy and Looking for Love.” “Instead of giving a rundown of your job, talk about what you love about your industry,” she suggests. But the 32-year-old lawyer was dismayed at the dearth of eligible matches she found on various online dating sites — until she changed her ZIP code to the Union Square area.“I work near there, so theoretically, it would be most convenient to have dates there,” explains Stephanie, who asked not to use her last name. I didn’t think of it as a lie, and none of the men I dated — including my now-fiancé — seemed to notice, or care, when I explained where I lived.