Liar Detector

by Tamar Caspi under Relationships

A study published in the Journal of Communication by Catalina Toma and Jeffrey Hancock called “What lies beneath: The linguistic traces of deception in online dating profiles” found what signs in an online dating profile will help you decipher a liar. Take note.

1) Liars avoid topics which they lie about. If they used fake or old photos then they wouldn’t describe their looks but instead would talk more about career, etc.

2) Liars used fewer words in general. In this case, less is more telling.

3) Liars didn’t write about any negative emotions because they wanted everything to be bright and positive.

This means you want to look for a longer profile while making sure there isn’t any obvious deflection or topic avoidance.

Luckily, if people are paying to be JDate members, they’re probably telling the little white lies that everybody tells and not being hugely and purposefully deceitful.

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