Attractive people online dating
Men were more attracted to a woman whose predominant trait was happiness.Several years ago I was chatting on an online dating site with a man who claimed to have a graduate degree.They weren’t any more likely than more attractive people to over report their income, education or occupation levels.
They were given their online dating profile and asked to rate the level of deception of specific elements of the profile on a scale of one to five.
I have said this before, but I always think that researchers need to control for how long a person has been trying to find a mate online.
It seems likely that if you post your profile, and then have no success, you will eventually want to go back and tweak your profile in order to be captured in more searches.
(I personally suspect, though, that this gender difference has less to do with male versus female deception and more to do with how much make-up a woman wears in the middle of the day to a lab experiment compared to when out for a date.)They also found that the less attractive a person was the more likely they were to have lied about objective measures of physical attractiveness such as height and weight.
In general, women were not any more deceptive in their profiles regarding physical attractiveness than were men.), in this study there is little evidence that less physically attractive people were more guilty of elevating their social status.