7 Things Men Think You Lie About on Your Online Profile

Tell the whole truth, and nothing but the truth on your dating profile!  Seems obvious, right ..? Truth is, there are already skeptics participating in the online dating game, so don’t further give them reason to proceed with caution.  Keeping this in mind, “guy expert” Lodro Rinzler surveyed men across the country about what they questioned most when scrolling through women’s online profiles …

 

Your Looks …

This is the NUMBER ONE thing men are most doubtful about– but, understand that “looks” is an umbrella term that refers to height, weight, body type etc.  “Is this picture from 5 years ago, or is it a current (honest) representation of their current self..?” Also, keep in mind that just a picture of your face makes men question a) you may not have a “nice body” or b) that you don’t like the body you have …

 

Your Age …

Some women may lie about their age initially to simply draw attraction.  Many men have been deceived by a woman’s age, but soon find out that they are perhaps 3-5 years older than what is actually on their profile.  This is such a silly thing to lie about– besides, if you end up hitting it off, do you want your relationship to begin with a lie ..? Probably not … (Right ..?)

 

“LOVE” to Travel …

Yeah, so does everyone else (or least they want to), but that doesn’t mean that you’ve actually done it.  It’s nice to want to want to go places and have a list of dream vacations, but have you actually crossed any off your list, and or planning a trip in the somewhat near future ..? The thought is, that most women say this because they want to stand out, BUT if/ when you are confronted about your most recent adventures don’t be surprised … Or it might get real awkward, real quick!

 

Gym Tendencies …

Just because your New Year’s resolution was to lose weight or lift more doesn’t mean this is a habitual practice.  Seeing as though this is something that men are almost certain you’re lying about, especially if you seem to over exaggerate the amount of time you (think) you spend there.

 

How Chill You Are …

What this trait essentially boils down to is a matter of show, don’t tell– plain and simple.  Every woman, even me, wants to portray that we are laid back, go with the flow type of gals when in reality we may be very sensitive and easily triggered depending on the subject.  So, bottom line, proceed with caution when putting this on your profile because, for most men, this tends to raise an eyebrow.

 

Sports Interest …

Sometimes, men think you might put this on your profile to simply appeal to their interest when, in reality, you don’t know diddly-squat about sports.  Yes, everyone likes to tailgate and have a couple beers on a Sunday, but, be honest, did you actually watch the game ..? Just because you know who LeBron James is doesn’t mean you know football … (James plays basketball, so if you didn’t catch that, maybe don’t put your “interest” in sports on your profile)  

 

What You’re Actually Looking for in a Relationship …

Sometimes we enter into a relationship wanting one thing, but end up wanting something entirely different as the relationship unfolds.  If/ when this happens be sure to be honest with the person you’re seeing! If you want something casual, most of the time, guys may not actually believe this.  We’ve all had that “hook-up” friend that after a couple of months that suddenly turns into one person wanting something more. Because this has happened to many men in the past they are often times hesitant in entering into any kind of relationship with you.

 

Truth is, we all tend to stretch the truth here and there– but, at the end of the day you want to attract someone you’re going to be able to be compatible with.  At times, being deceptive in these areas can lead to a very generic profile, so BE HONEST!

 

   

Tayler Belle (she likes Belle) is a Freelance writer. She graduated from Cardinal Stritch University w/ Major – English and minor in Communications. Belle loves writing, playing be beach volleyball, hiking and hanging out with friends.