In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.
Of course there are pitfalls and tripwires in every sphere of life, but this may be particularly true in the context of online dating.
More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.
While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.
There are literally hundreds (if not thousands) of online scams, and I’m not going to run through any in detail here, but do some research before you go giving your bank details to ‘Nigerian princes’ promising ‘fun moments’.
As a matter of fact, you should probably be wary of any person, group or entity asking for any kind of financial or personal information.