As we all know, the Internet is a great place to pretend to be someone you're not.
For instance, here's me in Second Life having a great time: Anyhow, in many online situations, self-misrepresentation is totally harmless.
An online dating profile is a personal relationship resume.
And just like a typical job resume, applicants tend to fudge the truth in their favor.
But in this case what was more interesting than the sex was the (supposed) tallness of the guys.
Like, who cares if your , creating a false impression is a whole different deal.
People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.
Heights tend to get stretched, incomes tend to swell, and personalities are shown in the best possible light. They won’t tell you that they’ve moved every six months for the past decade.
If you surveyed photos on dating profiles, you’d think that every single online dater spends all their time either traveling the world, scuba diving, or eating at fancy restaurants. No one is going to put “My hobbies include interrupting movies by asking questions about the plot” on their profile. And they won’t reveal that they’ve served time for assault.