17 Lies You Shouldn't Tell On Your Online Dating Profile

Most people lie about these things, but even little white lies can be misleading. Try to spin your traits so you put your best face forward, while being honest too. (18 Photos)

Jenna McCarthy on Nov 3, 2011 at 10:43AM

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17 Lies You Shouldn't Tell On Your Online Dating Profile

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The Lie: I'm Not Looking for a Serious Relationship

Why You Lie: Lots of online daters say what they think other people want to hear, which may or not be the real deal. “Sometimes people say that when they are [already] in a serious relationship but not engaged or are single but still in love with an ex,” Schwartz explains.

Try This Instead: It can be scary for women who really do want a long-term mate to be upfront about it, for fear that men will be turned off. But it's important to be clear about whether you’re playing the field or looking for your soul mate. Craft your profile page in a way that shows you're committed to finding a mate, without flat-out saying: "I'm looking for the real deal"-- and guys looking for the same thing will take note.

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