Unlike in-person interactions, you can't rely on nonverbal cues such as micro-expressions of fear, sideways glances, or nervous fidgeting.Though internet lie detection may seem to be a daunting task, it's not an impossible one.A recent UK survey conducted by Voucher Codes Pro of 3000 singles showed that about 58 percent of daters lie on their profile to impress potential dates.
So it makes sense, in our online-dating-filled modern lifestyle, that science would also figure out how to identify an online dater who is not being completely above board.
And that’s even before you get to the 14% of women who give a totally false name – I guess they don’t want you @-ing them with your totally amazing bantz after all, boys. Maybe we’d all like to pretend to be someone else once in a while, but it seems dating is the perfect stage for wannabe thesps to try out their best fibs.
Here are a few of the most obvious ones you’ll meet.
As for how online daters' lying techniques measure up to the the methods behind fake product reviews, we have to say: Never trust too many exclamation points, no matter where they fall.
As of yet there's no software to detect such lies, but would we really want there to be?