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Old Feb 14th 2012, 3:53 am
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REUTERS - Half of American adults know someone who found love online, and while the Internet plays a more important role than before in starting relationships it is also a forum for cheating and lies that ends them, according to a survey released on Monday.

Released on the eve of Valentine's Day, the survey of 1,000 people commissioned by marketing consultant Euro RSCG Worldwide found one in five said they have had a romantic or sexual relationship start online. Forty-nine percent knew someone whose relationship began that way.

Conversely, one-third of respondents surveyed earlier this month knew someone whose relationship ended because of online actions, and three-quarters believed strongly sexual communications conducted online outside of a relationship constituted cheating.

Online romance has evolved from the early days of flirting in a chat room or "cybersex" between strangers who had no intention of meeting in person.

"What people did online stayed online, for the most part," Euro RSCG Chicago Group President Norm Yustin said. "Now our two worlds are blended, and the people we meet online and how we behave on social networks is affecting us at home and at work -- for good or bad."

Deception is a constant online risk, and two university communications professors found in their research that 80 percent of the 78 profiles they sampled from matchmaking websites strayed from the truth to some extent.

The professors identified helpful clues as to who might be stretching, or shrinking, the truth about themselves: Liars tended to avoid the first-person pronoun "I" to distance themselves from their lies, they frequently employed negation such as "not boring" rather than "exciting," and they kept their self-assessments brief.

"The less they write, the fewer untrue things they may have to remember and support later," said Catalina Toma of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, who teamed with Jeffrey Hancock of Cornell University.

Weight was lied about most often, with women off by an average of 8.5 pounds (3.9 kg) and men by 1.5 pounds (0.7 kg) . Half fudged their height and one in five lied about their age.

"Someday there may be software to tell you how likely it is that the cute person whose profile you're looking at is lying to you, or even that someone is being deceptive in an e-mail," Toma said. "But that may take a while."

(Editing by Daniel Trotta
http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/0...r&dlvrit=70620
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Engaging, witty, charming, young, slim, handsome, intelligent, single and wealthy male with good sense of humour would like to make a sensuous and elegant lady happy. Looks and age unimportant (although the combined assets of Dolly Parton and Myleene Klass would be nice). PM me to change your life!
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Engaging, witty, charming, young, slim, handsome, intelligent, single and wealthy male with good sense of humour would like to make a sensuous and elegant lady happy. Looks and age unimportant (although the combined assets of Dolly Parton and Myleene Klass would be nice). PM me to change your life!
how is age unimporatant !!
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Someday there may be software to tell you how likely it is that the cute person whose profile you're looking at is lying to you, or even that someone is being deceptive in an e-mail," Toma said. "But that may take a while."
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Someday there may be software to tell you how likely it is that the cute person whose profile you're looking at is lying to you, or even that someone is being deceptive in an e-mail," Toma said. "But that may take a while."
Why would a cute person need to find relationships on-line. If they are that desperate then it's only logical that they are less than physically attractive.
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Why would a cute person need to find relationships on-line. If they are that desperate then it's only logical that they are less than physically attractive.
Do you really think only desperate people find partners online? No longer the case these days. I don't see the problem in trying to find someone that fits your particular bill by meeting them via a dating agency, or even a forum.
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Do you really think only desperate people find partners online? No longer the case these days. I don't see the problem in trying to find someone that fits your particular bill by meeting them via a dating agency, or even a forum.
i think u can meet someone online ..but trust needs along time ...people online are soft but in real life are different ,it depends on personallity ,,may be online and outline is same !!
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Why would a cute person need to find relationships on-line. If they are that desperate then it's only logical that they are less than physically attractive.
it doesn't imprtant where or how start the realtion ..the main point will it continue and there are common things beween or n't
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Why would a cute person need to find relationships on-line. If they are that desperate then it's only logical that they are less than physically attractive.
Speaking as a devilishly handsome man I can assure you that its not as easy as you think to find lasting relationships, women just use me for my body and charm. They care nothing for my feelings or sparkling personality.

So online dating is not just for psychopaths, sociopaths, fugly freaks, butterfaces, degenerates, perverts, married men, old men, married old men, crazy women with too many cats, crazy women with baggage, "bubbly" women (man the harpoons) or people like yourself who order brides online.

Do I use it? Of course not
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people like yourself who order brides online.
This personal insult, it is not acceptable at all from u.. What in the article is discussed is cited source in above with link , but you seem you read with discontent... check it here :http://in.reuters.com/article/2012/0...r&dlvrit=70620
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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
So online dating is not just for ... people like yourself who order brides online.
How dare you write such an offensive comment about somebody you know absolutely nothing about? An immediate retraction and sincere aplogy would be appreciated, assuming that you are man enough to do so.
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How dare you write such an offensive comment about somebody you know absolutely nothing about? An immediate retraction and sincere aplogy would be appreciated, assuming that you are man enough to do so.
what do u mean by this partial? (( or people like yourself who order brides online)).
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wow..handbags! calm down people.

let people date online if they must. easier than meeting someone in a bar/club i guess (unless you're just after release, although they used to have craigslist no-strings-attached for that)....

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So I offended some anonymous poster on a chat forum.... Let me apologise to all the men who ordered their brides online and who are taking the high moral ground to people who use dating sites

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Originally Posted by weasel decentral View Post
So I offended some anonymous poster on a chat forum.... Let me apologise to all the men who ordered their brides online and who are taking the high moral ground to people who use dating sites

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