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Online Dating Advice: The 4 Things Online Daters Lie About MOST

Huffington Post     First Posted: 07/27/10 12:17 PM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 06:10 PM ET

A fascinating new report from online dating site OkCupid--dubbed the "Google of online dating"--examined data from 1.5 million users to determine what people lie about most when looking for love on the Internet.

Take a look at the four big lies men and women of all ages tell online, then check out these jaw-dropping online dating statistics and six surprising tips for taking better online dating profile pictures. Which lies surprised you most--and least? Tell us in the comments below. (via OkCupid's OkTrends blog)

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OKCupid's finding: "People are two inches shorter in real life." An infographic on online dating reveals a similar data point: height is one of the top three things American men lie about on online dating sites, while women are more likely to lie about their weight and build.

Does it matter? It seems that, up to a point (around 5'10" for women and 6'6" for men), taller people have more sex partners. On the other hand, shorter women (up to 5'10") tend to get more unsolicited messages per week than their taller (i.e. 6') counterparts.
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