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Whatsyourprice.com Survey Finds That Washington, D.C. Daters Lie The Most

02/28/2013 10:01 am ET | Updated Feb 28, 2013
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This statistic probably won't improve Washington's reputation, or make you more excited about online dating.

The dating site whatsyourprice.com -- billed as an "online dating auction," the site allows "generous" members to bid on dates with "attractive" members; yes, this has been likened to prostitution -- surveyed men and women around the country to find out who's lying the most in their online profiles.

Turns out D.C. is not only the nation's infidelity capital -- it's also the center of online dishonesty.

The website amNewYork reports that, according to the survey, 37 percent of men in D.C. are lying on their profiles, mostly about career and education.

Check out the rest of the survey results for men in this slideshow -- the results for women are below that (spoiler: D.C.'s women fare slightly, but only slightly, better than the city's men):

Cities Where Men Lie Online
Cities Where Women Lie Online

Do these results have you buying a one-way ticket out of town? Here are the cities that whatsyourprice.com finds have the most honest online daters:

Men:
1. Houston
2. Phoenix
3. Boston
4. Pittsburgh
5. Chicago

Women:
1. Charlotte
2. Houston
3. Minneapolis
4. Seattle
5. Phoenix

Want to spot liars? This helpful Wired magazine article describes the tell-tale words and other clues researchers have discovered that online daters use when they aren't being totally on the up and up. A big one: not using the word "I" enough.

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