Generally, a single woman who is interested in meeting men does not want to give the opposite sex the wrong impression, and yet many women post photos on their online dating profile or even social networking sites, such as Facebook, that would not put them in the most positive light.
Almost any other kind of photos is more attractive – a photo of you in the office dressed in a stylish and professional outfit, a photo of you on a trip, a photo of your playing a game or exercising. Even though people routinely make fun of “pouting” or “duck face” photos, finding them annoying and otherwise unattractive, many girls continue posting those photos thinking that they are cute.
Look at the two actual photos of the same woman from one of the very popular online dating sites. The girl has a very attractive face, but you decide for yourself which photo flatters her more, and which photo makes her look lame.
Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree.
When I asked him what his degree was he revealed that in reality he had spent six years in community college repeatedly starting, but failing to complete, programs.
His comment was, “I could have been a doctor by now!
” To which I responded, “Good bye.”No one likes to be deceived by a person with whom you hope to one day develop a trusting relationship.
It is perhaps for this reason that studies have shown that, unlike this guy, lies on dating profiles are generally quite minor.
Men make themselves a little taller (by about 1”) and women make themselves a little thinner (by about 8 pounds).
But unless you spent a summer working at a local fair guessing peoples' weight and height, the deceptions are so small, on average, that most people probably wouldn’t pick them out in a first date.