If you've used dating sites and met with plenty of people off of them, you've probably met a few who looked nothing like their pictures. Sometimes a person can look better than their pictures or look exactly like their pictures, but most of the time they don't. That being said, there's a fine line between taking your best pictures and taking flat out misleading pictures.
Now I'm not a superficial person, but appearance still matters somewhat. I don't expect the most knockout beautiful girl but at least somewhat physically attractive. The same goes with a girl having things in common. The girl doesn't have to be exactly like me, but if she's just attractive and has nothing in common then that wouldn't work out either. You gotta have a little combination of both, not just one or the other.
From my experience, usually the biggest deceptions from misleading pictures and info is when a girl says her body type is average or "curvy" and has pretty cute pictures but they're either face shots only, at an angle, or just outdated and once I'd meet them the girl would be like a totally different person. They'd have rolls, a massive gut, a double chin, etc and then I'd lose physical attraction. Now I don't mind a little bit of thickness or chubbiness but these women would be borderline obese.
Now sometimes they'd have good personalities and be nice, etc but I was in an awkward position because I would feel no physical attraction and couldn't force myself to and I would have felt like a dick saying that I'm not physically attracted even though they used misleading pictures.
There have been many cases of guys doing the same, whether it's lying about height, baldness, weight, or age. They don't get a free pass either.
Bottom line is there is no point in using misleading pictures because people will see what you really look like if you meet them in person and people will either like what you have or they won't. That's all there is to it. If you're honest with what you look like from the get go and the other person agrees to a date then they can't complain about your appearance or misleading pictures because they knew going in, otherwise that would make them an asshole.
I just think it's bullshit when some people who use very misleading pictures complain about how shallow their date is for not liking them the way they are when they used false advertising. Also, if you use more accurate pictures, then you'll find out who really is attracted to you.
People also have preferences too. What's attractive to one may not be attractive to another. You also figure that if a person used misleading pictures on their dating profile, then what else are they hiding?