My Findings On The Surprising Truth About How Honest Our Online Communications Really Are...
How many times did you lie today?
Were you late for work? Did you cancel some plans for later tonight? Or did you ever tell the waiter that you’re allergic to parsley?
How about, “Oh, sorry I’ve only just seen your text!”
Humans evolved to lie. It’s the survival technique that turned into your best efforts to seem polite. Most of us consistently lie around 2 to 3 times a day and, in return, if you’re reading this after a long day at work or a busy day of chores and chaos, you can trust me when I tell you, you’ve probably been lied to around 12.5 times. Although to be entirely truthful, gaining 100% accurate data on the topic of dishonesty is, by it’s very nature, extremely difficult. Who wants to admit to being a liar? Anthropologist and writer, Craig Harper, notes that although it’s a difficult statistic to judge, “most people lie in everyday conversation when they are trying to appear likeable and competent.”
“I’m willing to lie about how we met.”
I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve spotted these eight cheeky words nestled in the middle of an online dating profile.
It’s an in-joke, a nod to the old taboo, but really who could blame you for thinking we need to lie? I mean, falling in love through a screen, it’s hardly a Rom-Com worthy ‘meet-cute’.
But, online dating is the trend, which outgrew it’s taboo. If you’ve not at least dabbled, the chances are you’re already engaged to your childhood sweetheart, you married before the ‘.com’ explosion or you just have a really poor Wi-Fi connection...