People often say age is just a number. However, there are two things I know to be true about online dating: men often lie about their height and women often lie about their age. And when you get into the 50-55 age bracket the men start lying about their age as often as the women do.
So if age is really just a number, why do so many people lie about it?
Middle aged women lie about their age because most middle aged men won’t date someone their age or older. Period.
Men lie so the younger women will find them when they search the dating sites. We all know the big 5-0 is the death knell in all online dating search engines. It’s rare to see a 50-year old man who’s dating range includes women 50 and over. In general the only men searching in the over-50 range are the ones who are over 60.
To all of the men and women out there who are lying about their age on their profiles, know this: if there’s one thing most people are looking for in a relationship it’s honesty and integrity, and you just blew it. If you lie about your age it makes your potential match wonder what else you may be lying about.
I list my true age on my online profile, and if the men my age don’t find me in a search it’s their loss.
And guess what, not everyone who’s near 50 looks like the Crypt Keeper or your Grandma Celia.