Location-based dating apps like The Grade and Tinder are forcing their members to connect through Facebook to create more transparency about age and real first names (or, at least, as they are given to Facebook).
On Facebook, there’s a limit to how many times users can change their birth date, even if they don’t publicly display it.
Read this email I got from a divorced woman: I went out with a guy who claimed to be 45 when he was really 58.
He didn't tell me his actual age until we had gone out on several dates.
A recent UK survey conducted by Voucher Codes Pro of 3000 singles showed that about 58 percent of daters lie on their profile to impress potential dates.
In the survey, men lied most about their employment, age and marital status.
Looking back, I probably should have ended things when I found out his age.
This story is so disappointing to me on many levels. But second, it is obvious this man is pretending to be younger for the purpose of attracting younger women, which is really, really unfair. I'm not going to say that if he wants to attract women in their 30s and 40s that he would get them if he posted his real age. But, I wonder: Why does he want such a large age gap in the women he dates, anyhow? I have interviewed dozens of men over 40 who want to date women their own age for reasons that include:• They have a lot to talk about.• It's comfortable.• They find the women interesting.• They feel a connection.
I cannot even count the number of women I know in their 40s and 50s who are gorgeous! I find that so many men these days care less about a number and more about wisdom, life experience and common interests.
If someone changes it and wants to change it again, they will likely have to wait a few days before they can edit it anew.
As its name suggests, The Grade asks people to rank other users on a scale from A to F based on three criteria: quality of messages, profile photos and description and, finally, peer review.