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Women appeared to used this form of deception more than did men.(I personally suspect, though, that this gender difference has less to do with male versus female deception and more to do with how much make-up a woman wears in the middle of the day to a lab experiment compared to when out for a date.)They also found that the less attractive a person was the more likely they were to have lied about objective measures of physical attractiveness such as height and weight.One point about this study: the participants ranged in age from 18 to 53, and yet the judges ranged in age from 18 to 22.I cannot be the only one who thinks that a 20 year-old judging the attractiveness of a 50 year-old online dater is going to necessarily give a lower attractiveness score than might a judge who is closer to the participant’s age.A measure of “photographic self-enhancement” was determined as the attractiveness rating of the profile picture minus the attractiveness rating of the picture taken in the lab that replicated the profile picture.They found that less attractive people were more likely to have chosen a profile picture in which they were significantly more attractive than they were in everyday life.In general, women were not any more deceptive in their profiles regarding physical attractiveness than were men.), in this study there is little evidence that less physically attractive people were more guilty of elevating their social status.
They were objectively measured for weight and height and asked to provide proof of their age.
If they had, they might have found not that less attractive people were more deceptive, but that older people were more deceptive.
If they deceive in their profiles it is probably not because they evaluate themselves as being less attractive, and feel the need to compensate for that fact, but because they accurately assess that they need to do that in order to attract the attention of men who prefer to spend their time chatting online with women who could be their daughters.
This raises a more general issue and that is the underlying assumption that men and women are good at assessing their place on the market in terms of physical attractiveness.
I have said this before, but I always think that researchers need to control for how long a person has been trying to find a mate online.