Report online dating liars
Millions of Americans visit online dating websites every year hoping to find a companion or even a soulmate.
But as Valentine’s Day gets closer, the FBI wants to warn you that criminals use these sites, too, looking to turn the lonely and vulnerable into fast money through a variety of scams..
And of course, that "sales executive" turned out to be a telemarketer.
Men tend to be interested in bodies and that's what women lied about, and women tend to be interested in status indicators and for much of evolution, height was a good status indicator -- and sure enough men lied in exactly that way." Hancock also had participants rate the accuracy of different parts of their own profiles and found that most knew exactly where they were playing fast and loose with the facts."Online daters shouldn't be concerned that most people are presenting a false impression of themselves," Hall said in a news release before Thursday's phone interview."What influences face-to-face dating influences the online world, too." The study also was authored by professors Namkee Park of the University of Oklahoma, Hayeon Song of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee and Michael Cody of the University of Southern California.But he doesn't view such falsities as malicious -- in fact, he says, he's "not entirely sure that eliminating all deception is necessarily a good thing." "Some people call lying a social lubricant," Hancock explains."Let's say you're short and a lot of women ignore you.
Chances are he's telling the truth if the site is geared toward long-term relationships.