Be careful who you match with: nearly half of single Americans who use dating apps have lied about something on their dating profile, according to new research.
The new survey of 2,004 single Americans who have ever used a dating app found that 47% of all those polled have intentionally stretched the truth or misrepresented themselves while swiping.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, this practice was slightly more likely among male respondents than female respondents (51% vs. 44%).
Their current hairstyle was found to be the most common thing people lied about on their dating profile (61%), with their career coming in a close second place (55%).
One in four of all those polled (25%) have even lied about their height on their profiles.
Among the respondents, Tinder and Match.com were found to be the two most popular dating services in their rotation.
Tinder was found to be the most ideal service for people looking to find something more on the casual side (53%).
But if you’re looking to settle down and get into a serious relationship, the poll found that Match.com is the best option (36%), followed by eHarmony (35%).
In a typical week, the average respondent matches with five potential dating partners on apps and websites.
The average respondent also goes on about three dates per month with their dating app/website matches.
But only just over a third of these dates (36%) are actually any good, according to the results. Fifteen percent of those polled say only consider about one in ten dates to be good dates.
This is especially discouraging considering the average respondent also spends 16 hours per week swiping and browsing other dating profiles.
And even though dating apps and websites are more convenient than putting yourself out there in the real world, they may not be the end-all-be-all.
Four in ten respondents say they actually connect more strongly with people they meet outside of dating apps and 47% hope they meet their eventual partner out in the real world instead.
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