Isn't that always the way? One bad apple spoils the whole bunch.
Yes, it's true that some people will give their online profile a boost and certainly attempt to paint a nice picture of themselves.
But not all people looking for love online are liars.
And dating websites are increasing in popularity almost on a daily basis.
So obviously, all these people who are getting together are not all engaged in complicated fabrications, are they? Yes, there are going to be people who lie on their dating website profile.
But if and when you meet these people in person, you are going to realize that they lie about everything.
They would have lied to you if you hadn't met them online.
The more you use the Internet for dating, the more tuned in you will become to people who aren't being completely honest.
I'm not suggesting you become paranoid about everyone and everything and assume everyone you meet on a dating website is leading a double life.
But if things between the two of you develop enough to where you are going to meet in person, you will have a pretty good idea of whether or not red flags are flying.
People typically lie about their weight or lie about their age, and if they're tweaking the numbers slightly, there really is no harm in this.
If, however, they are lying about larger things, such as their single status, meaning they are not single at all, you need to get away from this person as fast as you can.
Yes, there are a lot of married folks trolling the dating websites and it is unfortunate they are there.
Many of them will be upfront about it from the start, so then it becomes your choice whether or not you want to be involved with someone who is unavailable.
But most of the people online are just like you-single people hoping to make a love connection.
You can't avoid liars.
You can't avoid them in the real world, and you certainly cannot avoid them on the Internet.
But if the person is typically honest and truthful, they will be honest on a dating website.
And if they are typically liars in their regular life, they will lie online.
Use your best discretion and your own intuitive ability to weed out the lying daters.
It's easier to spot a liar than you think it is.
And while we're at it, you should probably take a second look at your own online profile.
Are you being as honest as you could be? Or did you subtract ten pounds or a couple of years off your age? Come on now-tell the truth, and meet the one you're supposed to be with.