Considering I was already married by the time the Internet had fully made its imprint on our culture, the idea of Internet dating was never a factor. I have met a few couples who found love online, but there were some stats in this Internet dating infographic that really surprised me.
- 81% of people misrepresent their height, weight or age.
- Women described themselves 8.5 lbs thinner, will men lied by 2 lbs.
- However, many men lied about being taller than they really are.
- Men’s photos were usually within the last six months, whereas women averaged a year and a half.
While everyone is lying about who they are or what they look like, the Internet has brought many new tools to help dig up dirt on new dates.
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Would you do a background check on a new date? For yourself or loved one?
I never thought about running background checks on any possible gentleman callers looking to court my daughter — hmmm ….
What would you do?
[via Background Check]