Sara Blair, Marshall Cooper, Shannon Fahnestock
Gender Differences te Deception
Deception te online dating occurs ter many forms but what role does gender play ter this deception? В Guys and women report negative feelings towards being deceived ter online dating profiles yet many admit that they misrepresent themselves on their profiles. One possibility for why this deception occurs is due to the fact that because there are so many profiles with people looking to find love, the competition is viewed spil greater and therefore people feel spil tho’ they need to lie ter order to be considered spil a potential mate (Whitty, M. T. 2008).В Due to this competition, physical appearance is a crucial part of online dating.В However studies have shown that 86% of online dating participants believe that others do not downright tell the truth when describing their physical appearance (Toma et alreeds., 2008).В Now the question remains if gender plays a role te this type of deception, spil well is ter other areas of online dating deception.
Gender differences ter online dating are centered on what each gender typically finds attractive. В Studies have also shown that the evolutionary theory holds true by suggesting that the characteristics that are viewed spil most desirable by both genders overeenkomst with parental investment. When wij consider this theory wij see that fellows look for women who show up to be healthy and youthful enough to have children. В Also according to evolutionary theory, women look for fellows who are older than they are that have a high economic status.В Dudes with high economic statuses are viewed spil someone who will achieve needed resources for survival, such spil money (Alterovitz & Mendelsohn, 2009).
Spil studs age, they tend to look for women who are junior than they are. Te one examine boys who were youthful adults dated women who were an media of 1.04 years junior, middle aged studs dated women who were Four.98 years junior, and older guys dated women an promedio of 9.99 years junior (Alterovitz & Mendelsohn, 2009). Thesis results support the idea that women think that they need to look spil youthful and beautiful spil possible ter order to attract a man. This pressure results te a tendency for women underestimate their weight on their dating profiles.В
Ter addition, te hopes of improving their physical appeal level, more women than guys use a photograph for their online dating profile that tends to be onbestendig with their flagrante appearance. For women, the photograph used wasgoed more likely to not be current but instead be at least one year old (Whitty, M. T. 2008). Also, the photographs posted by women showcased more discrepancies when compared to their presente appearance, implying that the photograph wasgoed possibly retouched, cropped, or edited ter some way.В Women’s photographs are also more likely to be a atractivo slok by a professional photographer (Hancock & Toma, 2009). В Even tho’ women feel like they need to be beautiful and youthful and gegevens shows they often lie about thesis characteristics, they did not report that this is acceptable (Toma et hoewel., 2008).
Women tend to desire studs who have a high socioeconomic status, which are usually older studs. Therefore, when it comes to online dating, guys find it acceptable to lie about their status such spil occupation, education, and relationship status (Toma et alreeds., 2008). В Boys were also more likely than women to lie about or at least misrepresent their interests on the profile (Whitty, M. T. 2008).В Evolutionary theory supports this common deception by suggesting that the characteristics that women view spil desirable are the ones that can support them and their children.В Guys with higher levels of education and that have a high occupational standing are viewed spil better able to provide for his family (Geary, Vigil, & Byrd-Craven, 2009). Boys also lie about characteristics potential mates would find attractive, such spil their height. В Boys often claimed te their profiles being taller than they actually were.В This could be due to the fact that many women choose to date fellows that are taller than themselves (Toma et hoewel., 2008). В