I am in the process of setting up my online dating profile. I am not sure whether I should lie on it or be truthful. I want to be competitive but at the same time I don’t want to completely lie about myself to get a date. What should I do?
It really depends on what you’re trying to accomplish by using dating sites. I don’t want to receive a ton of emails explaining why lying is wrong, but I am going to give you my honest opinion on this matter.
If you’re online looking for a serious, long-term relationship, I would strongly advise you be as honest as possible. Of course, embellishing the truth a little is common and in a way expected. You don’t want to start a relationship off on the wrong foot. Being honest and open ensures a solid base for any relationship. Be honest about who you are and you will attract a woman that is interested in the real you.
If you’re looking for a casual hookup or one night stand, lying might work in your favor. Just like you, the women on these sex dating sites are looking for a no strings attached adventure and probably won’t dig too deep to find out the truth. Believe me when I tell you almost everyone on adult hookup sites lies about who they truly are and what they’re really about. It’s all about fantasies in this case and the bottom line is they don’t really care to find out the truth. It’s all about two people coming together and fulfilling each other’s fantasies. You won’t be causing her any harm and chances are, she’s stretching the truth quite a bit herself.