Online dating profiles of the wise and famous
Once it was: “Boy meets Girl,” and, depending on circumstance, “Boy gets (or does not get) Girl.” Now, it’s Boy posts profile. You never get a second chance to make a first impression.Bottom line: a dating profile—your first impression—is “sell copy,” and you’re the product being marketed.That’s because love, like the Internet, has a lingo and etiquette all its own.Combining the two in an online dating scenario can complicate the delicate dance even further. Maybe Boy and Girl meet—or maybe they don’t, and if they do, do Boy and Girl live up to their profiles and live happily ever after?Keep in mind, this is a small sample size, though a lie-detection success rate of almost two-thirds is greater than that of the "untrained eye." Also keep in mind that nearly everybody lies, a little bit: About 80 percent of the daters lied to some extent, even if the lies were of a small magnitude.
Here's what they found: Fascinatingly, “the more deceptive the self-description, the fewer times you see ‘I,’ the more negation, the fewer words total — using those indicators, we were able to correctly identify the liars about 65 percent of the time,” Toma says.
She elected not to use photos of herself, which anyone who uses online dating knows it's hard to really fall for someone without pictures.
Halle Berry has followed the trend of using anonymity online to try to act "normal" again and meet people the old-fashioned way.
She brought her unique personality with her, but made sure to point out that she would prefer a well dressed George Clooney over a stripped down Brad Pitt anyday.
Carrie Ann Inaba tried e Harmony and met her ex-fiance in the process.