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HindustanTimes Wed,26 Nov 2014

On dating websites, it's all about the 'white lies' honey

ANI  London, September 03, 2014
First Published: 16:43 IST(3/9/2014) | Last Updated: 17:41 IST(3/9/2014)

An online dating site that caters to married people has revealed that it is alright to lie to get a date.

Also read: 5 ways to be smart at online dating

A spokesperson for Illicit Encounters, a UK based website, said that one should present himself or herself as a person who he/she wanted to be, rather than who he/she was. Why? Because people judged others on what they did and not on what they were, the Daily Star reported.

The spokesperson added that their members were 'rarely disappointed' about the white lies when they met each other and that the people who had or claimed to have exciting or interesting jobs were up to three times likelier to find a date.

Also read: Online dating can curb racial barriers in romance

Both men and women admitted they were likelier to go on a date with someone with an exciting job, like archaeologist or racing driver, despite their appearance.


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