Is it OK to lie on your profile in order to get a date? Some people claim they lie because they don't want to be judged for their circumstances. Personally I think its disgusting to lie and manipulate people when you know sooner or later the truth will come out. How do you feel about lying for romance?
No, it is not okay to lie on your dating profile. When you meet, people will discover you lied. Lying is a deal breaker for the majority of people.
"It's marketing," one man insisted. "I got you to meet me, didn't I?"
"It's lying," I retorted. He said he was 55. When he stepped out of his car, I blanched. He looked like the grandfather of the man in his photos.
He saw the look on my face and immediately got defensive. Before I left, he admitted he was 74. Who could believe him? Not me.
If they are lying before I even meet them...that’s too effing much. It’s not like I’m never going to figure it out: my INFJ superpower is detecting bullshit. On top of lying, they think they can treat me like I’m stupid, because I always find out. Two strikes too many.
Are we including lies of omission? A lot of information should private and only shared with those we trust.
Some people are really nutty about "lying". I'll tell my sister I ran 5 miles but my GPS says I ran 4.7 or 5.5 miles, she considers that deliberate lying and I think that's too much BS.
I don't see the point in misleading people about your physical appearance or interests bc that will come out sooner or later.
Mostly I'd say lying on a profile is wrong, but I wouldn't expect a woman to detail her entire history either.
Lying about relationship status is a deal breaker, if you're not single and have serious attachments (emotional or the divorce isn't final) you should be honest with yourself and potential dates.
People lie when some aspect of their life is not what they want it to be. I've found giving into that compulsion just makes things uglier and more complicated.
Better to expose your own warts up front and be rejected on that basis than to be discovered to be a liar and rejected as a liar and inherently not trustworthy.
People lie. It’s a fact of life. If you hold it against them, then you’ll never get together with anyone. The thing to pay attention to is whether the lie is malicious. Were they intending to deceive you for some nefarious purpose.
Most people lie about themselves because they have poor self images.