Dating & Relationships

Deception In Online Dating: How Often Do People Lie In Their Profiles? (Infographic)

July 16, 2013 by Justin Lehmiller

People of all genders and sexualities are increasingly turning to the Internet in order to find sex and love (or both). However, anyone who has ever experimented with online dating knows that what you see online is not always what you get in person. So just how often do people exaggerate or lie about themselves when they create a profile on a dating website? Check out the infographic below for a glimpse into some of the most common forms of deception observed in the world of online dating.

Infographic explaining how often people lie in their Internet dating profiles

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Dr. Justin Lehmiller
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Dr. Justin Lehmiller is a social psychologist and Research Fellow at The Kinsey Institute. He runs the Sex and Psychology blog and podcast and is author of the popular book Tell Me What You Want. Dr. Lehmiller is an award-winning educator, and a prolific researcher who has published more than 50 academic works.

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