A recent edition of Vows, the wedding-announcements section of the New York Times, featured a sadly familiar fact about modern dating: the groom wooed his now-wife with a fib.
In an effort to figure out what would make his profile stand out, Scott Birnbaum created multiple profiles on and finally zeroed in on what had been holding him back: his five-foot-five height.
, creating a false impression is a whole different deal.
People do everything they can in their Ok Cupid profiles to make themselves seem awesome, and surely many of our users genuinely are.
So if you’re expecting someone tall, dark and handsome, think again.And so he fudged it, giving his online self a three-inch growthspurt.His now-wife, Tracy Podell, caught on almost instantly upon meeting him; luckily for Birnbaum, she didn’t really mind.The researchers, who were from Cornell University and Michigan State University, recruited men and women through advertisements on Craigslist and in The Village Voice.This way, the researchers were able to compare the volunteers’ actual height, weight, and age to what they had listed on theirprofiles.