“People lie in their dating profile photos!” says dating site that ‘focuses on personality’

One in five online daters are ‘unrecognisable’ in the flesh and a quarter use photos more than FIVE years old (but avoid selfies because men HATE them)

Ever turned up to meet a Tinder date and had to double take because your suitor looks nothing like their profile picture? You’re not alone.

A new survey has revealed that a third of online daters are disappointed when they meet up with their date, with 21 per cent describing them as ‘unrecognisable’.

That’s a shame for the 48 per cent of Brits who have picked a dating partner purely on looks, only to endure an evening of boredom and awkward silences.

Source: Daily Mail, 5th June 2014


With such apparent deception and mendacity in the world of online dating, the internet, it seems, is composed largely of liars. Don’t just take my word for it – take the word of a poll conducted on, well, the internet. Conducted, it’s worth saying, by an online dating website:

However we’re not totally looks obsessed: 56 per cent of people would rather receive a compliment on their personality than on their looks, found the survey by LoveFlutter.

LoveFlutter being the online dating site which focuses not on looks, but on ‘quirkiness’. If you think that sounds appalling, I imagine you’re right. If it’s a choice between an artificially-enhanced photo and the smug self-diagnosis of quirk, give me a moody black and white filter every time.