‘They may figure they’ll shave a few (or more) years off their age to make themselves seem more attractive to grab a person’s attention.
Or they may post a picture when they were thinner, so they can get more attention in the beginning.
I chose to launch an analysis of three dominant digital dating services: Tinder, Bumble, and Ok Cupid.
By running an analysis on a group of related accounts, the results will reveal the general market composition.
The app’s best quality is undoubtedly its sheer amount of users – there are 50 million active ones, so it’s unlikely you’ll run out of potential matches.
Cost: Free For people who hate the forced feel of a first online date, Doing Something might be the answer.
And we all know someone who’s gone on a date with a guy who’s claimed to be at least four inches taller than he’s turned out to be.
‘We have to wonder if people think this is harmless or if people do it intentionally,’ love coach Nikki Leigh tells Bustle.
And when they’re not doing that, they’re often leading you up the garden path with their overly edited and curated profiles.‘It’s sad they don’t realise that they aren’t doing themselves any favours and they are actually hurting their own chances if they are really looking for a date or love and they are hurting other people.’ But in such an overly saturated dating market that’s based on extremely superficial goals (looks, Uber ratings, job titles), it’s hardly surprising that people are too self-conscious to be themselves.One of the biggest issues that she and her friends have with online dating isn’t so much the people they meet, but which site they meet them on.You have no idea what they really look like or are like because they present themselves in such an overwhelmingly positive light.Dating app Hinge has come up with a word for that: ‘kittenfishing’.