NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) — If you’re looking for love on the Internet you need to be careful. The online dating pool in our area is overflowing with liars, according to a recent survey.
The survey found that New Yorkers most often lied about age, nationality, and career. Some even lied about their looks.
“Someone would say that they’re athletic, and they’re not. They look like a couch potato,” former online dater Jenny Maria told CBS 2’s Cindy Hsu.
Many online daters lie to avoid getting passed over before making contact, explained dating expert Laurie Davis.
“When you’re online dating you’re in a search-based world, so you can be searched out of someone’s criteria. For example, if they’re looking for someone 35-45 and you’re 46,” she said.