If you see a profile that specifies a required height/weight, salary, or supermodel looks, or includes domineering phrases like “I need …” or “I won’t tolerate …,” consider whether you could ever live up to this person’s impossible standards.Dating is a negotiation, and we don’t always get everything we want.People have a hard time staying consistent over a longer interaction. To encourage thoughtful and respectful conversations, first and last names will appear with each submission to CBC/Radio-Canada's online communities (except in children and youth-oriented communities). By submitting a comment, you accept that CBC has the right to reproduce and publish that comment in whole or in part, in any manner CBC chooses.So if you have any suspicions when learning their story—those suspicions are almost always accurate. Please note that CBC does not endorse the opinions expressed in comments.But if you do it too much then you will sabotage yourself.Most commonly people will lie about things that make them seem better.We see lies about a slightly younger version of yourself, for instance with an old photo.
So, you can lie in your online dating profile a little bit, subtly.
Women tend to lie about their appearance, their weight.
Those are all lies that people tend to forgive because they can be modified over time.
It’s okay to state some basic requirements, such as whether you’re willing to date someone who smokes or who has children.
What’s not okay is to expect potential suitors to conform to a long list of demands.
When we’re choosing potential dates online, though, we sometimes have little more than a picture and a paragraph to go on.