How do people lie when they date online ?

A recent study suggest that many people lie when they're trying to get a date online, and the way they lie is quite strategic: people try to appear both attractive and honest by slightly underestimating their weight or overestimating their height. Nearly 2/3 of people lie about their weight on dating sites.
The researchers measured 80 people with profiles on Match.com, Yahoo Personals, American Singles, or Web Date. More than 52% of men in the study lied about their height on their profiles, whereas only 39% of women were off by more than a half inch. But 64% of women and nearly 61% of men missed their weight by at least five pounds. A mere 24% of men and 13% of women lied about their age.

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