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The truth about lying in online dating profiles

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The truth about lying in online dating profiles
Online dating is a popular new tool for initiating romantic relationships, although recent research and media reports suggest that it may also be fertile ground for deception. Unlike previous studies that rely solely on self-report data, the present study establishes ground truth for 80 online daters' height, weight and age, and compares ground truth data to the information provided in online dating profiles. The results suggest that deception is indeed frequently observed, but that the magnitude of the deceptions is usually small. As expected, deceptions differ by gender. Results are discussed in light of the Hyperpersonal model and the self-presentational tensions experienced by online dating participants. Author Keywords Online dating, deception, self-presentation, computermediated communication. ACM Classification Keywords H5.m. Information interfaces and presentation (e.g., HCI): Miscellaneous. J4 Social and behavioral systems: Psychology
Jeffrey T. Hancock, Catalina L. Toma, Nicole Ellis
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Type Conference
Year 2007
Where CHI
Authors Jeffrey T. Hancock, Catalina L. Toma, Nicole Ellison
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