If you’ve ever been tempted to enhance your attributes online, don’t worry. You’re not the only one. Men and women both regularly lie in their online dating profiles, and though men and women lie about different things they all have the same goal: be more attractive. If you’re wondering whether or not it’s okay to fib a little in your profile, the ultimate answer is that it’s up to you, but you’re competing against guys who are basically lying about these four things all the time.
You Add an Inch to Your Height
Men want to be taller. Even really tall men might lie a bit and round up when putting their height in. Being 6’7 is better than being 6’6.5, right? No matter what height you are it is common to want to enhance the truth. The only problem with doing this is that women lie to make themselves shorter. This means that if you say you’re 5’9 when you’re 5’8, and she says she’s 5’7 when she’s really 5’8, you could have a very awkward first meeting as you both realize you’re the same height after all.
Drop a Few Pounds
Everyone wants to be thinner. It’s not that bad to cut off 5 or 10 pounds. People can fluctuate in weight by that much depending on how much water they’re retaining and the last time they were sick, so you’re not even really fibbing. This can also be the self-confidence boost you need to get out there, knowing that women are going to think you’re that much fitter than you are. Also on the plus side is the fact that knowing you have a dating profile to live up to can be motivation to get off the couch and start bringing a salad to lunch.
Earn a Bit More Money
Women like money, men like women, men pretend to have money, men get into credit card debt. Enhancing your online financial status is a little bit tacky, but come on: everyone does it. The trick here is to find a way to justify hitting the free samples at the farmer’s market for lunch when you’re supposed to be making a lot more money than you actually do. As a rule this is only going to be the clincher for women; unless you’re boosting your income into the millions, most women won’t go out with you just for your money. It will help them make up their minds if they’re undecided.
You Really Think She and You Could Hit It off
This is code for sex. This is always code for sex. You might genuinely like a woman, but saying that you might hit it off is saying that if she lets you, you might be able to hit that. You might not be the kind of men to hit it and quit it, but if you want to keep yourself from being mixed up in that you shouldn’t tell a woman that you think you and she are going to hit it off in person.