In an earlier post, I discussed how people involved in online relationships can develop intense bonds due to the unique ability for the anonymity and control provided by online interactions to enable expression of the “true self”: traits that a person possesses, but does not normally feel comfortable expressing to others.
Are you tired of using apps where you message back and forth for months with someone, and you never meet in person?
Often, when you finally meet, do you find your “match” in the digital world is not a match in the real world?
The second issue—what individuals are most likely to lie about—can be divided into several categories, including physical appearance, education, relationship or job status, and issues related to personality traits and interests.
When we might be especially honest Surprisingly, people can sometimes be more authentic online than offline in the way they express their personality.
Encounter believes in getting to know people face-to-face – reading about someone in their online profile simply does not compare to listening to someone tell their story in their own voice, with their own mannerisms and expressions.