Internet dating a web of deceit

22-Jan-2016 13:46 by 6 Comments

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Sixty-nine online daters identified the deceptions in their online dating profiles and had their photograph taken in the lab.Just in case you think we’ve exited the Uncanny Valley of affair site Ashley Madison, particularly its use of bots to cater to the desires of attached men eagerly seeking a mistress, surprise! Ashley Madison and its parent company, Avid Life Media, released a statement yesterday indirectly accusing Gizmodo for inaccurately representing the gender demographics of the site.It seems that in response, Gizmodo checked the math: Today Ashley Madison released a statement saying that I couldn’t have figured out how many active women are on the site based on the data dump. It may still be true that a relatively small number of women are active on Ashley Madison, but the evidence that I thought supported my claims means something else entirely…Here’s where things get mighty tangled: it turns out that the evidence used to support Gizmodo’s data was woefully underpowered, and really didn’t show any human activity at all.Independent judges rated the online daters’ physical attractiveness.Results show that the lower online daters’ attractiveness, the more likely they were to enhance their profile photographs and lie about their physical descriptors (height, weight, age).

The association between attractiveness and deception did not extend to profile elements unrelated to their physical appearance (e.g., income, occupation), suggesting that their deceptions were limited and strategic.

Results are discussed in terms of (a) evolutionary theories about the importance of physical attractiveness in the dating realm and (b) the technological affordances that allow online daters to engage in selective self-presentation.

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