The Top 7 Lies Online Daters Use

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Online dating can be a lot of fun, but in order to truly enjoy it, you have to weed through the common fibs and lies that are told. Let's take a closer look at the top seven, so you can prepare yourself accordingly.

1. Physique

While a picture can often let you know what you are getting yourself in for, people know how to use camera angles to paint a more flattering portrait of themselves. Be sure to snag a few different photos and don't let yourself be fooled by the one where they're conveniently holding something over their midsection.

2. Job Status

Beware of those who use unnecessary big words to describe their employment. Janitors who call themselves "sanitation engineers" and cashiers who refer to themselves as "company associates" will trick you if you aren't careful.

3. Finances

This is another common sticking point for online daters, as money can be a sensitive topic that causes people to clam up or fudge the truth a bit. However, there is nothing wrong with wanting to be on the same page from a financial standpoint early on and if a person seems to be stretching the truth when it comes to their finances, that's because they usually are.

4. Height

This one seems to work in reverse for each gender, as men will typically try to tack on an inch or two (especially those who are between 5'10" and 6'0") and women will try to shave off an inch or two (especially those who are between 5'10" and 6'0"). Beware of those who are unwilling to provide you with a proper height to go on.

5. Knowing Famous People

The law of averages would suggest that only a select few of us ever rub elbows with famous people, yet the world seems to be full of people who've hobnobbed with the stars. While some people are bound to be telling the truth, those who do not tend to reveal their lying tendencies eventually, so be on the lookout.

6. Level of Job Seniority

Those who are honest about what they do for a living are great, but then you have those who are prone to exaggerate their level of importance. Or they may boast about how interesting their employment is, knowing full well that they are not being truthful. A person with an excessive need to boast about their level of seniority or their day to day duties is not someone you should waste time on.

7. Intentions

No matter how old we get or how much online dating experience we have, there will always be people out there who are incapable of being honest about their true dating intentions. While you don't need to ask where things are going on the first date, it is important to keep your antenna up and pay attention to the telltale warning signs that someone is not what they seem.