Dating online lies
‘I look far younger than my age, so I don’t feel bad.
If I was actually getting to like someone, then I’d tell them if and when it came up, but so far I haven’t seen anyone beyond about five dates.’ Emma isn’t worried about how her dates might react when she tells them the truth.’In real life, two years is inconsequential, so if a guy isn’t ok with it, and doesn’t have any empathy for why I’ve done it, then he’s probably not a great guy.
‘I’ve always been skeptical about online dating, and since this happened I’ve deleted all the apps.’ Emma, who’s 38, knocks even less off her age, claiming on her dating profile to be 36.‘Before dating apps, it wasn’t socially acceptable to ask a woman her age – it wasn’t a question a woman had to answer,’ Jo tells uk. It’s right there next to your name, and that catapults it to being the most important thing, alongside your photo.’ But this forced disclosure isn’t a comfortable one, and so, ‘our culture of secrecy surrounding age has spilled over into dating apps.