ThinkstockLooking for love in this crazy age of technology? It's best to stay true to yourself.
People on online dating sites put themselves in the most positive light, sometimes to a deceitful degree. A ton of personal primping happens with photographs, where you can pick the most flattering shots and retouch them.
It may not come as a surprise that online daters have used older photos of themselves to appear younger, or posted shots from a digital camera with low-resolution (for a more forgiving skin appearance), Toma and Hancock found in an Cornell University study.
A similar online dating study showed that 81 percent of women and men deviated from the cold-hard truth about facts like their age or how tall they are.
But when it comes to Facebook, it's a whole other story.
"Facebook is more connected to the world. It would be harder to get away with faking it on Facebook. I think you'd get caught if you were too far from reality," says Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr.Read More »from Your Online Image Affects Your Love Life