Girls thuds chatlines - Being overweight and online dating

Less attractive people are bound to spend longer looking for love online.

If people “revise” their profile over time in the hope of attracting more attention then, in the data, it will look like less attractive people are more deceptive.

In the study, 69 currently active online daters were invited to come into a lab.

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Or a 75 year-old man looking at the mother of his children and thinking that if she had only been curvy, instead of just plump, his life with her would have been so much better.

If people deceive in their online profiles it is because they perceive that these qualities are actually important enough to lie about.

The older a dater is the more likely it is that they have posted a profile picture in which they are younger.

Eighteen year-olds do not post five year old pictures while a fifty year old might.

I am not sure why the researchers didn’t control for age in their regressions.

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