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It does matter how old the photo is..not about the appearance, its the fact they lied and if you have lied about one thing what else have you lied about .

that's the line of questioning this this type of action causes.

More than 40% of men indicated that they did this, but the tactic was also employed by nearly a third of women.

While dishonesty was slightly less prevalent among the British sample, 44% did admit to lying in their online profile.

In both the US and UK samples, dishonesty declined with age.

Maybe older people are just more interested in projecting their real self, rather than an imagined or ideal version.

Maslow’s hierarchy of needs and conventional wisdom both suggest that love is a fundamental human need. A survey conducted in 2013 found that 77% of people considered it “very important” to have their smartphones with them at all times.

Online dating services are now the second most popular way to meet a partner.

And you neglected to mention that women lie about their age quite often, especially those over 40. I don't know if the relationships last, or why they don't. I go on a LOT of first dates and typically don have second dates... It detracts from your image when you let people advertise in the comments sections. So it's hardly surprising that both try to bend reality in order to entice the "ideal" mate.

If the photo of the woman is a few years old then why does that matter? Superficial I know and sadly, it is the same all over the world (albeit with different degrees of sophistication).

Women apparently lied more than men, with the most common dishonesties being about looks.

Over 20% of women posted photos of their younger selves. Their most common lies were about their financial situation, specifically about having a better job (financially) than they actually do.

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