13 Not-So-Little White Lies Women Tell on Dating Sites


I met my husband on a Friday night. As we were saying goodnight, I mentioned that I was leaving so I could get to the gym by 7 a.m. the next day. Now, here's the thing -- I've never voluntarily gone to the gym early on a Saturday morning. But I liked this cute guy and wanted to seem like someone who woke up early to work out. So, yes, in the time-honored tradition of people dating, I told a little white lie to seem a bit more appealing. 

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Thankfully, my husband and I met in person, so at least I didn't have to put my fib in writing. That isn't the case for the 13 women who were willing to spill the beans on the lies, big and small, they've told while online dating. I have to admit, I'm fascinated by some of these stories, and how people choose to present themselves online. 

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Seriously, it's pretty interesting to think about the silly things we lie about while dating. Some things are so small that they might seem not to matter, but to us maybe they do. What is the difference between putting one's best self forward and telling a white lie? 

Read on for the surprising truth about the lies we tell -- and why.

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