Speak Out: What’s The Biggest Lie You’ve Told To Get A Date?
Over the years, the phenomena of catfishing and telling lies online has grown along with the rise of the internet and social media. It’s relatively easy to do, after all. The internet and social media is built in such a way that you can not just be anonymous, but even build an entirely new persona online.
There could be a number of reasons why people lie online. For the gay community, the main reason seems to be ageism, or at least that’s what a recent survey has discovered. Gay Star News conducted the survey, which showed that one in four gay and bisexual men lied on hookup apps and on dates.
The main reason the respondents gave for the lie is the fact that they feel dating in the gay community is “totally” ageist. Sixty percent of the respondents felt this way, as opposed to the 0.9 percent of people who felt dating in the gay community was “absolutely not” an ageist experience.
The survey involved 3,000 respondents, with 35 percent of them retired and 65 percent not. The survey was conducted for the inaugural LGBTI Founders’ Day.
Taking everything said above into account, we wanted to ask our Adam4Adam blog readers if they’ve ever had to lie just to be able to get a date. We’re not just talking about your age either. Have you ever had to lie about your looks, your height, your job? If you’ve always been truthful on your dating profiles, what’s the biggest lie that you’ve encountered? We’d love to hear all about it. Share your stories with us in the comments section below.