Twenty-two percent of guys and 10% of women in the Beautiful poll admitted to fibbing here. The UW/Cornell study measured participants in person and found more than 50% were untruthful about their heights in their online profiles, with guys fibbing "significantly more." Who can blame them?"Everyone knows women prefer tall men on the whole," says Erika Ettin, who founded A Little Nudge to coach people on their online dating profiles.
Physique If it seems like the majority of men on dating sites describe themselves as "athletic and toned," your eyes aren't fooling you—though the guys may be hoping that description will.
And a study from dating site Ok Cupid confirms taller men receive more messages.
The same study shows shorter women get the attention, so it's ill-advised to pad your numbers.2.
You want your date to recognize you when you meet, don't you?
Daters who had lied about their age, height or weight or had included a photo the researchers found to be less than representative of reality, were likely to avoid discussing their appearance in their written descriptions, choosing instead to talk about work or life achievements.‘The more deceptive the self-description, the fewer times you see 'I,' the more negation, the fewer words total - using those indicators, we were able to correctly identify the liars about 65 percent of the time,’ Toma says.