We talk a lot about online dating here at The Frisky, and have offered you a wealth of advice on how to write your profile, choose your photos, and suss out the potential of your various matches. So I’m sure it comes as a complete shock to learn that my profile is far from perfect. It’s well-written and funny, but there are a few areas in which I have been less than totally honest. Let’s take a look at five exaggerations or “untruths” (“lies” sounds too sneaky!) from my online dating profile, shall we? Keep reading »
Earlier today, we brought you the top 10 lies women tell men. Now, because it’s National Honesty Day, we’ve got the top 10 lies men tell women. Women may be inclined to lie about their weight, mental state, and how much they really spent on that LBD, but with dudes it’s a whole different game. We suggest printing out this handy list of the white, gray, and black lies that you’re most likely to come across when dealing with the male sex. You never know when you’ll need it for reference. Keep reading »
A couple of years ago, we told you about Jessica Vega, the New York woman who lied about having leukemia — to her own fiance even — in order to score a free wedding. Her husband, Michael O’Connell, felt that something about Vega’s claim of incurable cancer didn’t smell quite right, and ratted her out, filing for divorce just three months after their nuptials. Well, this week, Vega was finally indicted on charges of fraud and grand larceny for faking the whole thing.
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Research has indicated that as much as 90 percent of people lie in their online dating profiles. Women in their 20s and 30s slyly deduct anywhere from five to 20 lbs. from their weight, while men tend to lie about income, education level and, yes, relationship status. Yikes.
Here, we count the ways regular folks get creative while creating sexier versions of themselves online. Keep reading »
Lie detector tests get a bad rep, perhaps because they’re unwieldy, not that accurate, and the province of “Jerry Springer” and “Maury Povich”-type talk shows. But British researchers have been working on a new type of polygraph lie detector, one that could be used more consistently for security and law enforcement purposes. It’s a video camera that uses thermal imaging and algorithms to determine if a person is lying. The camera looks for unconscious ticks like dilated pupils, biting of lips, heavy breathing, wrinkling of noses, and shifty eye movements. It can even sense super subtle things like the swelling of blood vessels. Meaning there’s no need to hook anyone up to it. Keep reading »