And anyway, you can always try sitting down for a lot of your first date – you’ll be in a bar or a restaurant or a permanent session of the UN Security Council or something.And whatever, when she meets you she’ll forget about your height because she’ll be so dazzled by your looks, your physique and your life. But the trouble is you probably lied about those things as well.
It’s mainly told by women who are hoping that, while men might say they want a skinny girlfriend, they actually want a fuller-figured one. Men commonly add between 20 and 40 per cent to their income.
This is pretty easy to lie about and get away with – for an hour or two.
Yes, you can try to woo your date with dinner at an expensive restaurant.
But when she comes home with you and discovers that you live in a bedsit in north Wembley, she might start to suspect the truth.
This might not be an outright lie, more a reimagining of an actual job. People lie a little here by putting up pictures that have been taken in near darkness, or even Photoshopped.
Are you actually head of sales for an international telecommunications company? They tend not to put up pictures of totally different people. If you say you have ‘a lifestyle’, it means you don’t know what it means, and you don’t have one. It does sound a lot sexier than ‘eating a Morrison’s ready-meal in front of Game of Thrones’.Or do you sell phone cards from a booth near the station? That would make recognising each other in a bar difficult: ‘I think you’re expecting me? Of all people, 3.3 per cent say that they have connections to celebrities when they actually don’t. Connections to celebrities don’t impress people, as I was saying to Simon Le Bon the other day. ’ ‘No, I’m waiting for Lenny Kravitz.’ What is lifestyle? In person, you can lie about lots of things to a potential lover – your real name, the fact that you already have a partner, your reasons for being in a lay-by on the M26 at midnight – but height is not one of them.(Unless you meet somewhere where you remain permanently seated, like a session of the UN Security Council, although romantic hook-ups during emergency meetings on Syria are, we’re told, rare.) So it comes as little surprise that a recent study found that the number-one most common lie on an online-dating profile was about height, with many male online daters adding at least an inch or two (to their height). Suppose you’re a guy whose height is hovering just below the magical six feet.Your prospective bride might have set her search requirements for someone over six foot, meaning she would miss out on ever seeing your handsome face.