Nerds. As we all know, the Internet is a great place to pretend to be someone you’re not. […] Anyhow, in many online situations, self-misrepresentation is totally harmless. Like, who cares if your Halo 3 avatar is taller than you are in real life? Or if flickr thinks you’re single when you’re really married? But in online dating, where the whole goal is to eventually meet other people in person, creating a false impression is a whole different deal.
Just came across this 2010 blog-post that still (amazingly) reflects the current scenario. I suppose a lot of people often come to online dating and social networking sites to become tall (Online version: “I’m 6 feet tall.” REALITY: People are two inches shorter in real life.), good looking, non-smoking and well behaved bookworms (may be/may be not to commit cyber crimes) and make us feel like being haunted. Often, we know what to expect. And, sometimes, we ask each other, “Do you know this man?” and/or ”Do you know this girl?”