Be careful who you match with: Nearly half of single Americans who use dating apps have lied about something in their dating profile, according to a new study.
A new survey of 2,004 single Americans who used a dating app found that 47 percent of those surveyed intentionally misrepresented or misrepresented themselves during a swipe.
Surprisingly, this practice was slightly more common among male respondents than among female respondents (51% vs. 44%).
Their current hairstyle was found to be the most common thing people lied about in their dating profile (61%), with their career a close second (55%).
A quarter (25%) of respondents even lied about their height in their profiles.
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Among respondents, Tinder and Match.com were found to be the two most popular dating services in their rotation.
Tinder was ranked as the most ideal service for people who want to find something more than a casual side (53%).
But if you’re looking to settle down and get into a serious relationship, Match.com is the top choice (36%), followed by eHarmony (35%), according to the survey.
In a typical week, the average respondent matches with five potential dating partners on apps and websites.
The average respondent also goes on about three dates per month with their dating app/website match.
But according to the results, just over a third of those dates (36%) are actually good. 15% of the respondents say that they consider only one out of ten dates to be a good date.
This is especially discouraging when you consider that the average respondent spends 16 hours per week browsing and viewing other dating profiles.
While dating apps and websites are more convenient than putting yourself out there in the real world, they may not be in the end.
Four in ten respondents say they feel more connected to people they meet outside of dating apps, and 47% hope they’ll meet their ultimate partner in the real world.
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