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In general, women were not any more deceptive in their profiles regarding physical attractiveness than were men.), in this study there is little evidence that less physically attractive people were more guilty of elevating their social status.
They weren’t any more likely than more attractive people to over report their income, education or occupation levels.
If this is the case, then the relationship between deception and attractiveness is not a result of people assessing themselves as being less attractive, it's just a function of time on the market.
Online dating technology appears to have changed the way we measure a potential mate’s worth.
But unless you spent a summer working at a local fair guessing peoples' weight and height, the deceptions are so small, on average, that most people probably wouldn’t pick them out in a first date.
They found that less attractive people were more likely to have chosen a profile picture in which they were significantly more attractive than they were in everyday life.I raise this issue because the strongest results in the paper are the ones measuring photographic self-deception, where people have posted pictures of themselves in which they appear significantly more attractive than they do in everyday life.The older a dater is the more likely it is that they have posted a profile picture in which they are younger.I can’t imagine a 75-year-old women looking back on her marriage and reflecting that she might have been happier had her husband just been one inch taller.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.