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What do people lie about on their online dating profiles?

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HALF (47%) OF SINGLE AMERICANS WHO USE DATING APPS HAVE LIED ABOUT SOMETHING ON THEIR PROFILE, ACCORDING TO NEW RESEARCH. 

THE NEW SURVEY OF 2,000 SHOWS MEN ARE MORE LIKELY TO STRETCH THE TRUTH THAN WOMEN (51% VS. 44%). 

CURRENT HAIRSTYLE IS THE MOST COMMON THING PEOPLE MISREPRESENT ON THEIR DATING PROFILE (61%), WITH THEIR CAREER COMING IN A CLOSE SECOND PLACE (55%). 

ONE IN FOUR POLLED (25%) HAVE LIED ABOUT THEIR HEIGHT ON THEIR PROFILES. 

IN A TYPICAL WEEK, THE AVERAGE RESPONDENT MATCHES WITH FIVE POTENTIAL PARTNERS ON APPS AND WEBSITES. 

BUT RESULTS SHOW THEY ONLY GO ON ABOUT THREE DATES PER MONTH WITH THOSE MATCHES.

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THE SURVEY BY ONEPOLL ALSO PRODUCED A QUIZ LOOKING TO TEST AMERICANS’ KNOWLEDGE OF THE ONLINE DATING WORLD. YOU CAN CHECK THAT OUR ON OUR WEBSITE.