My friends told me to be careful when it comes go online dating. I understand that but why would someone lie about themselves if it's 100% chance he/she will want to meet them one day?
Most Helpful Guy
People on dating profiles are looking for dates, and like actors they will often exagerrate some parts of themselves in their bios or while they're chatting with a match to have a better chance.
There's usually no malice meant or any intention other than attracting more potential matches.
It's kind of part of our own nature to judge ourselves more fairly too. So some people just don't see certain flaws or the magnitude of their flaws sometimes.0
Most Helpful Girl
Mmhm! I got sorta kinda catfished. His picture was him skinny & dorky cuteness. Then when he showed up, he was really really fat. Which I don’t consider myself skinny, but I do take care of myself. I don’t lie or hide what my body really looks like. I’m all about body positivity & pursuing your own ideal body type. Yet it was such a huge difference from his profile picture, that it was obvious he had a lot of insecurity issues. Which at the point I brought it up, he said the photo he used was his high school senior pic. So it had been a 3-4 years difference type lie he was using to get dates. If someone lies about their appearance, then I assume they’ll lie about other insecurities they have. I’m not about fixing people. So I ended the date early & told him he should update his profile ASAP.1