Dating self profile
And it doesn’t take a lot of deception for this to occur, just a limited amount. Much as people may anticipate a bit of deception in dating profiles, they also expect sincerity when they’re interacting with someone.And when they don’t get it, they’re less prone to go for date number two. Should people spotlight all their flaws or post an unflattering photo? It makes perfect sense to want to call attention to one’s positive qualities, sort of like when someone in a job interview wears a nice outfit, truthfully lists the talents and skills they possess, and accurately outlines their accomplishments.
It appears they do, with 81% of people in one study admitting to lying in at least one of the ways they described themselves.
A 2019 study examined people’s email communication with someone they were interested in and how their first date went later.
According to the results, if people become suspicious that their date has been dishonest in their emails, this is connected to dwindling attraction and less interest in going out on another date.
In the quest for love, a first date can feel like a job interview, only you’re the applicant and the interviewer all at once.
And much like the hunt for talent, the search for a romantic partner involves finding someone with the right qualifications to fill the position, whether that’s shared principles and life goals, compatible habits, and interests, or other qualities that are especially meaningful to you.