Listen. I can’t stop the lies, but I hope to stop the hypocrisy. Liars condemning liars – especially when they bitch to me at cocktail parties – is particularly exhausting.
So let’s throw out a few common issues and attempt to understand why the liar lies.
If you’re a 5’5" guy and 80% of short women won’t even go out with you, you say you’re 5’8" and hope your charm overcomes the lie. It doesn’t, but you hope it does.
If you’re a 175 lb woman, you may call yourself "firm and toned". Yes, "a few extra pounds" or even "large" would be a bit more accurate, but you stick with your description because most guys won’t respond to the truth. When you meet, you try to ignore that disappointed look he gives you, because you’re at least getting your fair shot, right?
And who can blame a young-at-heart 60 year old man or a youthful 40 year old woman for tweaking the truth a tad? They know that due to circumstances beyond their control, they’re off a lot of people’s radars. So they fib a little – or a lot - to remain visible to other online daters out there. I’m not saying it’s right. I’m just saying that it happens.
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