It is ideal to show our true selves exactly as we are in real life, even when meeting and dating a new person. However, we often observe people putting up a facade or portraying themselves as someone they're not, especially in the beginning of a relationship or on the first few dates. We tend to show ourselves as someone who we think the opposite person wants to see us as. Why do we do this? Detailed answers would be welcome.
Most Helpful Guy
A lot of this has to do with insecurities, self consciousness, low self esteem, lack of confidence as well. So many people believe that societies perception of the perfect man or woman is the best way to go, so they tend to not act as themselves but more so as an ideal version of themselves which is unsustainable and usually leads to stress or indirect destruction of a relationship if they get into one.0
Most Helpful Girl
Such people are insecure and think that you won't like them unless they put up a front or prove themselves to you.0