Women counter that they hope a guy likes them enough after getting to know them online that their looks/weight won't matter to a guy. People lie about whether they're even single, if they have kids, their job, their looks, you name it.
This is hard to do online and especially if that online relationship is long distance.It's not like you're able to have dinner or go for coffee anytime soon. Even if you post real pictures of yourself in your profile, people can look different in person.The online dating world sends the message to people that you're not good enough the way you are.The so-called online dating experts instruct us on what to say and what not to say about ourselves in our profiles.There is a difference between meeting someone, dating for at least 6 months and then due to uncontrollable circumstances ie., deployment to Afghanistan, job relocation, etc., the couple is forced to do the long distance thing vs trying to get to know someone online that lives on the other side of the country.
The best way to get to know someone is by listening to everything they have to say about themselves and then reciprocating your life's story.
They're a brain surgeon, a model, or even a pro-hockey player (that one was rather comical).
Studies have already proven that both men and women lie about different things on their profile.
Women tend to lie about their weight and men tend to lie about their height and salary.
Men have complained to me time and time again that when they finally met a woman they had been chatting with online, she turned out to be at least 50 lbs heavier than she stated on her profile.
If these so-called relationship guru's had actually tried to find Mr. Right online, they would have realized what a bad idea it was and never suggested it in the first place.